The following distributions have released updates that are pertinent to HVM VPSs and have been verified to work:

  • CentOS 6
  • CentOS 7
  • Debian 9 Stretch 64-bit - 4.9.65-3+deb9u2

For PV VPSs:

  • CentOS 6 64-bit 2.6.32-696.18.7.el6.x86_64 does not work for unknown reasons. Modify “default” in /boot/grub/menu.lst to avoid this kernel.
  • Debian 9 Stretch 4.9.65-3+deb9u2 64-bit boots but will not provide any benefit.

The following distributions report updates, but we have not verified whether they boot successfully:

The following distributions do not have updates yet as of 2018-01-05 8:30 UTC:

We have not yet updated any of our distribution images.

We will probably need to reboot and/or migrate off host servers to apply a microcode update which helps with variant 2 (part of spectre) as well as a xen update. We don’t have a timeline yet as to when that will happen.