Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Development Summary - 20 June 2017


The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in the body of this email. It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.


The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] https://insights.ubuntu.com/

Tues June 20, 2017
This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel
Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting
subjects the team may be working on.

If you would like to reach the kernel team, you can find us at the
#ubuntu-kernel channel on FreeNode. Alternatively, you can mail the
Ubuntu Kernel Team mailing list at: kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com

* FWTS 17.06.00 released:
* https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/17.06.00
* Released stress-ng 0.08.05, new Real Time cyclic stressor and Real
Time scheduling softlockup stressor.
* Prepare 4.4.73 (Xenial)
* Update artful/4.11 to v4.11.6
* The embargo for CVE-2017-1000364 [1] has expired and the fix was
released for the following packages in the updates and security pockets:

* Trusty
- linux 3.13.0-121.170
- linux-lts-xenial 4.4.0-81.104~14.04.1
* Xenial
- linux 4.4.0-81.104
- linux-aws 4.4.0-1020.29
- linux-gke 4.4.0-1016.16
- linux-raspi2 4.4.0-1059.67
- linux-snapdragon 4.4.0-1061.66
- linux-hwe 4.8.0-56.61~16.04.1
- linux-hwe-edge 4.10.0-24.28~16.04.1
- linux-joule 4.4.0-1003.8
* Yakkety
- linux 4.8.0-56.61
- linux-raspi2 4.8.0-1040.44
* Zesty
- linux 4.10.0-24.28
- linux-raspi2 4.10.0-1008.11

Due to that, the proposed updates for the above packages being prepared
on the current SRU cycle are being re-spun to include the fix.

[1] CVE description: It was discovered that the stack guard page for
processes in the Linux kernel was not sufficiently large enough to
prevent overlapping with the heap. An attacker could leverage this with
another vulnerability to execute arbitrary code and gain administrative

Devel Kernel Announcements
We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

Stable Kernel Announcements
Current cycle: 02-Jun through 24-Jun

02-Jun Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
05-Jun - 10-Jun Kernel prep week.
11-Jun - 23-Jun Bug verification & Regression testing..
26-Jun Release to -updates.

Next cycle: 23-Jun through 15-Jul

23-Jun Last day for kernel commits for this cycle
26-Jun - 01-Jul Kernel prep week.
02-Jul - 14-Jul Bug verification & Regression testing..
17-Jul Release to -updates.

Status: CVE's
The current CVE status can be reviewed at the following:

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