SoftNAS is including kernel updates in the latest (3.7) release for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. As the SoftNAS virtual appliance runs in a VM within the Azure, AWS, or VMWare environment, this kernel update and the fixes provided by each platform will mitigate the risk. As such, no action beyond upgrading to the latest version of SoftNAS® is necessary. SoftNAS will provide any update to this guidance in the near future should this guidance change.
At this time SoftNAS feels there are no further steps needed.