Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-06-06


The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter[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://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-06-06

=== Introduction ===
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

=== Highlights ===

* Canonical Kernel Livepatch Service now available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
* Simple Job Scripting now in stress-ng 0.08.00.
* Microsoft has been using Microsoft is using stress-ng for their
Windows Subsystem for Linux shim.
* Xen security update released on Zesty, Yakkety, Xenial, and Trusty
* 4.11.0-5.10 in artful-proposed
* Unstable updated to 4.12-rc4
* canonical-kernel-team/proposed PPA available for testing artful
proposed kernels
* Refreshed bcc snap on latest bcc tip (pulls in a bunch of bug fixes)
* Preparation of 4.4.70 upstream stable kernel update for Xenial
* CVE's fixed in latest Xenial SRU
* CVE-2016-7913
* CVE-2016-7917
* CVE-2016-8632
* CVE-2016-9083
* CVE-2016-9084
* CVE-2016-9120
* CVE-2016-9604
* CVE-2017-2596
* CVE-2017-2671
* CVE-2017-6001
* CVE-2017-7472
* CVE-2017-7618
* CVE-2017-7645
* CVE-2017-7889
* CVE-2017-7895
* CVE-2017-8061
* CVE-2017-8064
* CVE-2017-8067
* CVE-2017-8068
* CVE-2017-8069
* CVE-2017-8070

=== Devel Kernel Announcements ===
Version 4.11 is now in artful-proposed. We have a new ppa to make
testing easier:

=== 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.

Kernel Versions
precise 3.2.0-126.169
trusty 3.13.0-119.166
vivid 3.19.0-84.92
xenial 4.4.0-78.99
yakkety 4.8.0-53.56

linux-lts-trusty 3.13.0-117.164~precise1
linux-lts-vivid 3.19.0-80.88~14.04.1
linux-lts-xenial 4.4.0-78.99~14.04.1

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 link:

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