|Issue:||Spectre and Meltdown|
|Status:||InMotion Hosting is aware of the reports. No services have been affected.|
|Who is impacted?||All computers and devices are theoretically vulnerable.|
|Estimated time until resolution:||Patches from KernelCare are scheduled for application as soon as they become available.|
Update: Due to the seriousness of the issue and due to the security implications regarding this, we made the decision to apply the updates to all of our servers. This includes all VPS, Dedicated, Business, and Reseller customers. This required a reboot of each of the servers in order to move to the new patched kernel. The reboots concluded at 7:00 AM EST, and with very few exceptions, all are now patched against the exploit.
What are Spectre and Meltdown
Spectre and Meltdown are CPU exploits that can be used to monitor and intercept private information from a computer’s operating system. This is considered a hardware vulnerability and is thus more difficult to mitigate by software means. However, major vendors are already providing updates for their customers to address the proposed threats.
What happens now?
InMotion Hosting is aware of the issue and working hard to make sure our fleet remains secure as always.
Dedicated Server customers may reference these instructions for information on how they can apply patches and reboot their servers before a live patch release.