Yesterday, a security advisory designated CVE-2015-3456 / XSA-133 was publicly announced. The advisory identified a vulnerability, which has become commonly known as "VENOM", through which an attacker could exploit floppy driver support in QEMU to escalate their privileges.
SoftLayer engineers, in concert with our technology partners, completed a deep analysis of the vulnerability and determined that SoftLayer virtual servers are not affected by this issue.
We're always committed to ensuring our customers' operations and data are well protected. If customers have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to SoftLayer support or your direct SoftLayer contacts.