Photon OS 2.0 : linux (PhotonOS-PHSA-2018-2.0-0010) (Meltdown)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111280


The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.


An update of [linux] packages for PhotonOS has been released. This kernel update fixes vulnerability CVE-2017-5754 which is commonly known as Meltdown vulnerability.


Update the affected Linux packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111280

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2018-2_0-0010.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/07/24

Modified: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5754

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:vmware:photonos:linux, cpe:/o:vmware:photonos:2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/PhotonOS/release, Host/PhotonOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5754

BID: 102378