Meltdown and Spectre are hardware-level vulnerabilities. As such, every operating system is susceptible.
Due to the nature of the vulnerabilities which reside very low in the platform stack our products are installed on, all of our on-premises solutions are indirectly affected, and the APM applicance is directly affected.
The Foglight APM product runs on SUSE. SUSE does not yet have a patch available or an ETA for the fix, but since the APM is a closed-source appliance-based system, there is no perceived risk from the APM appliance at this time. Vendor patches will be added to the patch feed (provided by our patch vendor) as they are released and tested.
Only hardware and/or OS level patches provided by the platform providers (Intel, RedHat, Microsoft, VMWare, etc.) can mitigate or remediate the issues and no code changes are required from our side at this time.
As customers upgrade their infrastructure Quest will stay vigilant for any potential performance impact as a result of the patches on heavy loaded systems such as database server.
Vendor Specific Information & Resources
Official Release: https://meltdownattack.com/
Foglight Management Server and Agent Manager Supported Operating Systems
* NOTE: Microsoft Windows patches were added to the patch feed on 1/5/18.
* NOTE: Microsoft Windows patches will only be detected missing on systems with the existence of a registry value written by anti-virus vendors to avoid BSOD or worse issues. More information is available here.
Foglight Supported Virtualization Platforms