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Is DO aware of the VENOM vulnerability?

A friend linked me to an article earlier detailing a new vulnerability that was released that could allow attackers access to VM’s that are next to each other on any given host. The details are here: http://venom.crowdstrike.com/

From that site: "The bug is in QEMU’s virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC). This vulnerable FDC code is used in numerous virtualization platforms and appliances, notably Xen, KVM, and the native QEMU client.

VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Bochs hypervisors are not impacted by this vulnerability."

Any information available from a DO rep about this?

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After performing a thorough audit of our infrastructure, we have published a blog update detailing the steps we taken concerning the vulnerability. As discussed there, a small number of our hypervisors will require a reboot. The team is currently working to schedule this in the least disruptive manner. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the support team:

https://cloud.digitalocean.com/support

This was just posted by DO regarding this vulnerability.

https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/update-on-CVE-2015-3456/