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Old 09-07-2017, 11:55 AM   #256
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The 4.12.11 generic kernel from Dusk (Thanks to board member 55020) has been installed and so far, so good.
 
Old 09-07-2017, 12:52 PM   #257
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Please, can some person to explain why the 3.18 series kernel that is EOL is receiving updates?

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Old 09-07-2017, 01:27 PM   #258
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Please, can some person to explain why the 3.18 series kernel that is EOL is receiving updates?
It's covered here.

Here's the pertinent bits:

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Wait, what? 3.18? Wasn't that kernel dead and forgotten and left to
rot on the side of the road? Yes, it was, but unfortunately, there's a
few million or so devices out there in the wild that still rely on this
kernel. Now, some of their manufacturers and SoC vendors might not be
keeping their kernels up to date very well, but some do actually care
about security and their users, so this release is for them. If you
happen to have a vendor that does not care about their users, go
complain, as odds are, your device is very insecure right now...

Because of this strange situation, and thanks to some vendors backing
the effort[1], I'll keep 3.18-stable alive in a semi-active mode, doing
releases every once in a while to keep it up to date and working well
based on what is happening in other more well-maintained stable kernels
(hint, use 4.4 or 4.9 or newer PLEASE, if your vendor refuses to do so,
switch vendors, it's the only way they will learn...) I don't know how
long I'll keep doing this, so if you care about 3.18, please contact me
to let me know the expected lifespan of your device.

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Old 09-07-2017, 03:41 PM   #259
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Thanks for the information. Then the 3.18 kernel is not EOL. It ts semi-active that is the same as semi-inactive.
 
Old 09-10-2017, 07:39 AM   #260
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Kernel updates 4.9.49, 4.12.12 and 4.13.1, are now available at, https://www.kernel.org/.

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.9.49

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.12.12

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.13.1

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:29 AM   #261
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Nice to see that 4.14 will be the next LTS kernel:

linux 4.14 next lts kernel/
 
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:32 PM   #262
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4.13.2, 4.12.13, 4.9.50, 4.4.88 and 3.18.71

All --

Kernels 4.13.2, 4.12.13, 4.9.50, 4.4.88 and 3.18.71 are now available.

Handy Links:
Code:
stable:    4.13.2        Source ChangeLog 2017-09-13
stable:    4.12.13       Source ChangeLog 2017-09-13
longterm:  4.9.50        Source ChangeLog 2017-09-13 ( Slackware-current )
longterm:  4.4.88        Source ChangeLog 2017-09-13 ( Slackware-14.2 )
longterm:  3.18.71 [EOL] Source ChangeLog 2017-09-13
No CVE References were found for 4.13.2, 4.12.13, 4.9.50, 4.4.88 or 3.18.71

Check for the Latest Updates at www.kernel.org.

Have Fun All'Y'All !

-- kjh
 
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:32 AM   #263
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No CVE References were found for 4.13.2, 4.12.13, 4.9.50, 4.4.88 or 3.18.71
Searching for "CVE" isn't really sufficient as they often don't get explicitly listed.

For example, this one looks like it's related to BlueBorne.
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Ben Seri <ben@______>
Bluetooth: Properly check L2CAP config option output buffer length
 
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:35 AM   #264
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Searching for "CVE" isn't really sufficient as they often don't get explicitly listed.

For example, this one looks like it's related to BlueBorne.
Yikes !

Yes it does.

Now that Malware is commonly christened with a name, I am not sure how to address such a deficiency other than to turn off scan for the REx: /[Cc][Vv][Ee]\-[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]\-[0-9][0-9]*/ and not even try ...

Ideas ?

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Old 09-14-2017, 10:19 AM   #265
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Even when they're given a cute name, there's still no guarantee that it gets mentioned in the commit messages. These days, I just assume that every new kernel fixes something or other security related (which is probably not far off the mark).
 
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:39 AM   #266
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Even when they're given a cute name, there's still no guarantee that it gets mentioned in the commit messages. These days, I just assume that every new kernel fixes something or other security related (which is probably not far off the mark).
GazL --

Yes, that is the only safe and valid assumption ( all Kernel Fixes are Security Fixes )

I'll leave the CVE-XXXX-XX* scanner alone but add a disclaimer of some sort ...

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Old 09-14-2017, 11:40 AM   #267
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I'll leave the CVE-XXXX-XX* scanner alone but add a disclaimer of some sort ...
I'd say it makes sense to leave it in there. At least you'll be notified when they specifically mention a CVE. Even if they aren't all listed, you know there'll be some that are
 
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:18 PM   #268
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3.16.48 and 3.2.93

All --

Kernels 3.16.48 and 3.2.93 are now available.

Handy Links:
Code:
longterm:  3.16.48 Source ChangeLog [CVE] 2017-09-15
longterm:  3.2.93  Source ChangeLog [CVE] 2017-09-15 ( Slackware-14.0 )
CVE References:

ChangeLog-3.16.48 references CVE-2017-11600.

ChangeLog-3.2.93 references CVE-2017-11600.

Check for the Latest Updates at www.kernel.org.

Have Fun All'Y'All !

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Old 09-16-2017, 07:21 PM   #269
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Release candidate 1 of the most recent development kernel 4.14 is now available at,

https://www.kernel.org/
 
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:09 PM   #270
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Release candidate 1 of the most recent development kernel 4.14 is now available at,

https://www.kernel.org/
This is supossed the next LTS branch :=)
 
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