Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability -- SMC Appliances
- Article Number: 000014991
- Products: NGFW SMC Appliances, NGFW Security Management Center
- Version: 6.3, 6.2
- Last Published Date: January 12, 2018
KB 14933 provides a description of the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754.
This article provides additional information specific to the NGFW Security Management Center (SMC) Appliance.
The vulnerability allows local users with normal user privileges to read memory like root. Generally, in the SMC Appliance we do not have local users, apart from the administrators, who are already privileged users.
This is not a remote compromise against SMC Appliance. This vulnerability has no direct impact on the SMC and very little indirect impact.
Information About Fixes
The following table displays the planned schedule for fixes:
If you are running the SMC Appliance image on VMware, be sure to apply the VMware patches as well.