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Old 04-29-2018, 07:19 PM   #676
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New kernels 4.17-rc3, 4.16.6, 4.9.97 and 4.14.38 at kernel.org
 
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:21 PM   #677
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New improved! Buy now, get one free!

4.16.7, 4.14.39, 4.9.98, 4.4.131 and 3.18.108 (EOL)

As usual see www.kernel.org
 
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:00 AM   #678
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4.17-rc4

The fourth release candidate of the newest "mainline" development kernel, version 4.17, has been made available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-4.17-rc4.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...5.0/04286.html

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Old 05-09-2018, 04:14 AM   #679
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4.16.8, 4.14.40 and 4.9.99

All --

Kernels 4.16.8, 4.14.40 and 4.9.99 are now available.

Handy Links:
Code:
stable:    4.16.8  Source ChangeLog 2018-05-09
longterm:  4.14.40 Source ChangeLog 2018-05-09 ( Slackware-current )
longterm:  4.9.99  Source ChangeLog 2018-05-09
No CVE References were found for 4.16.8, 4.14.40 or 4.9.99, but as always, do check the ChangeLogs for other security-related fixes.

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

Have Fun All'Y'All !

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Old 05-14-2018, 02:13 AM   #680
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4.17-rc5

The fifth release candidate of the most recent "mainline" development kernel, version 4.17, has been made available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-4.17-rc5.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...5.1/04171.html
 
Old 05-16-2018, 05:41 AM   #681
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4.16.9, 4.14.41, 4.9.100, 4.4.132 and 3.18.109

All --

Kernels 4.16.9, 4.14.41, 4.9.100, 4.4.132 and 3.18.109 are now available.

Handy Links:
Code:
stable:    4.16.9         Source ChangeLog [CVE] 2018-05-16
longterm:  4.14.41        Source ChangeLog [CVE] 2018-05-16 ( Slackware-current )
longterm:  4.9.100        Source ChangeLog       2018-05-16
longterm:  4.4.132        Source ChangeLog       2018-05-16 ( Slackware-14.2 )
longterm:  3.18.109 [EOL] Source ChangeLog       2018-05-16
Do check the changelogs as there are several commits related to Spectre-v1 in each of the 4.x.y kernels.

CVE References:

ChangeLog-4.16.9 references CVE-2018-1000200.

ChangeLog-4.14.41 references CVE-2018-1000200.

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

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Last edited by kjhambrick; 05-16-2018 at 06:26 AM. Reason: each of the 4.x.y kernels
 
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:41 PM   #682
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New kernels 4.9.101, 4.14.42 and 4.16.10 are available at
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...ux-stable.git/

Release announcements:
4.9.101
4.14.42
4.16.10

Update 2018-05-20 20:22:09 UTC: These are available on www.kernel.org

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Old 05-20-2018, 06:41 PM   #683
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4.17-rc6

The sixth release candidate of the most recent "mainline" development kernel, version 4.17, has been made available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-4.17-rc6.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...5.2/03965.html

Quote:
.... It should all be good and pretty stable by this point......

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Old 05-22-2018, 02:52 PM   #684
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Kernel updates 4.16.11, 4.14.43 and 4.9.102 are now available at https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.16.11

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.14.43

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.102


From the 4.16.11 change log,
Quote:
x86/amd_nb: Add support for Raven Ridge CPUs

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Old 05-23-2018, 08:02 AM   #685
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All --

Kernels 4.16.9, 4.14.41, 4.9.100, 4.4.132 and 3.18.109 are now available.
Excellent - finally 32bit has been updated on the official site too. I can now move over from 4.4.118.
 
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:34 AM   #686
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Excellent - finally 32bit has been updated on the official site too. I can now move over from 4.4.118.
Excellent !

I keep wondering when to submit a request for a new 4.4.y kernel for Slackware 14.2 in the [slackware-security] vulnerabilities outstanding 20140101 thread.

Kernel Version 4.4.132 included seven Spectre-V1-Related commits but I saw yesterday the 4.4.133-rc1 was in the queue ( it is gone today ) and I was wondering what is in store for 4.4.133 ...

Anyhow thanks for the report Lysander666 !

Good to know.

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Old 05-23-2018, 10:03 AM   #687
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I keep wondering when to submit a request for a new 4.4.y kernel for Slackware 14.2 in the [slackware-security] vulnerabilities outstanding 20140101 thread.
The Stable ChangeLog mentions:
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Wed May 23 04:42:29 UTC 2018
patches/packages/linux-4.4.132/*:  Upgraded.
 
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:37 PM   #688
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This time I followed kjhambrick's advice here:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...4/#post5804060

and used installpkg for source, modules, huge and generic and upgradepkg for headers and firmware.

I also installed huge THEN generic.

Kernel upgrade went fine, here is how things are looking for Spectre/Meltdown:

Code:
root@lysurfer_viii:/home/lysander/spectre-meltdown-checker-master# ./spectre-meltdown-checker.sh
Spectre and Meltdown mitigation detection tool v0.34+

Checking for vulnerabilities on current system
Kernel is Linux 4.4.132-smp #1 SMP Mon May 21 15:38:01 CDT 2018 i686
CPU is Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270   @ 1.60GHz

Hardware check
* Hardware support (CPU microcode) for mitigation techniques
  * Indirect Branch Restricted Speculation (IBRS)
    * SPEC_CTRL MSR is available:  NO 
    * CPU indicates IBRS capability:  NO 
  * Indirect Branch Prediction Barrier (IBPB)
    * PRED_CMD MSR is available:  NO 
    * CPU indicates IBPB capability:  NO 
  * Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors (STIBP)
    * SPEC_CTRL MSR is available:  NO 
    * CPU indicates STIBP capability:  NO 
  * Enhanced IBRS (IBRS_ALL)
    * CPU indicates ARCH_CAPABILITIES MSR availability:  NO 
    * ARCH_CAPABILITIES MSR advertises IBRS_ALL capability:  NO 
  * CPU explicitly indicates not being vulnerable to Meltdown (RDCL_NO):  NO 
  * CPU microcode is known to cause stability problems:  NO  (model 28 stepping 2 ucode 0x20a)
* CPU vulnerability to the three speculative execution attacks variants
  * Vulnerable to Variant 1:  NO 
  * Vulnerable to Variant 2:  NO 
  * Vulnerable to Variant 3:  NO 

CVE-2017-5753 [bounds check bypass] aka 'Spectre Variant 1'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface:  YES  (kernel confirms that the mitigation is active)
* Kernel has array_index_mask_nospec:  NO 
* Checking count of LFENCE instructions following a jump in kernel...  NO  (only 0 jump-then-lfence instructions found, should be >= 30 (heuristic))
> STATUS:  NOT VULNERABLE  (your CPU vendor reported your CPU model as not vulnerable)

CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection] aka 'Spectre Variant 2'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface:  YES  (kernel confirms that the mitigation is active)
* Mitigation 1
  * Kernel is compiled with IBRS/IBPB support:  NO 
  * Currently enabled features
    * IBRS enabled for Kernel space:  NO 
    * IBRS enabled for User space:  NO 
    * IBPB enabled:  NO 
* Mitigation 2
  * Kernel compiled with retpoline option:  YES 
  * Kernel compiled with a retpoline-aware compiler:  YES  (kernel reports full retpoline compilation)
  * Retpoline enabled:  YES 
> STATUS:  NOT VULNERABLE  (your CPU vendor reported your CPU model as not vulnerable)

CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load] aka 'Meltdown' aka 'Variant 3'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface:  NO  (kernel confirms your system is vulnerable)
* Kernel supports Page Table Isolation (PTI):  NO 
* PTI enabled and active:  NO 
* Running as a Xen PV DomU:  NO 
> STATUS:  NOT VULNERABLE  (your CPU vendor reported your CPU model as not vulnerable)

A false sense of security is worse than no security at all, see --disclaimer

Code:
root@lysurfer_viii:/home/lysander/spectre-meltdown-checker-master# gawk '{ print FILENAME ":\t" $0 }' /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/*
/sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/meltdown:	Vulnerable
/sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spectre_v1:	Mitigation: __user pointer sanitization
/sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spectre_v2:	Mitigation: Full generic retpoline
root@lysurfer_viii:/home/lysander/spectre-meltdown-checker-master# exit
So still no mitigation for Meltdown on 32bit - just as well this CPU is invulnerable.

EDIT: thanks for all the hard work, kernel devs.

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Old 05-23-2018, 05:48 PM   #689
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The Stable ChangeLog mentions:
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Wed May 23 04:42:29 UTC 2018
patches/packages/linux-4.4.132/*:  Upgraded.
Thanks for the heads up Didier Spaier ( and thanks to hitest in the New Kernel in Slackware-current Thread as well ).

I've got the official 4.4.132 Kernel running on three different Slackware64 14.2 Boxes without any issues at all.

And my Work Laptop also includes Multilib + NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.59.run .

HUGE ( and GENERIC ) thanks to Pat and the Team and last-but-not-least, thanks to all the Kernel Devs out there !

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Old 05-25-2018, 12:27 PM   #690
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Kernel updates 4.16.12, 4.14.44, 4.9.103 and 3.18.110 [EOL] are now available at https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.16.12

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.14.44

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.103

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-3.18.110

A quick scan of the 4.16.12 change log found several references to "spectre" and/or "spectre mitigations," but none related to CVE.

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