Photon OS 2.0: Ntp / Linux PHSA-2018-2.0-0088

High Nessus Plugin ID 112222


The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.


An update of 'linux-aws', 'linux-secure', 'linux-esx', 'linux', 'ntp' packages of Photon OS has been released. This kernel update mitigates the vulnerability CVE-2018-3620 commonly referred as L1 terminal fault (L1TF).


Update the affected Linux packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112222

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2018-2_0-0088.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/08/31

Modified: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12327

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:vmware:photonos:ntp, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-12327