Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-26

Hello,

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.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

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





Tues July 26, 2017
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This is the Ubuntu Kernel Team highlights and status for the week.

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: [email protected].

Highlights
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* The upstream stable releases, 4.4.77 and 4.4.78, have been applied to
Xenial.
* The Artful staging repository has been rebased to 4.12.3.
* Work on 4.13 for Artful has been started.
* Changes of the _OSI object in ACPI spec 6.1a & 6.2 and in Linux
*
https://alexhungdmz.blogspot.ca/2017/07/changes-of-osi-object-in-acpi-spec-61a.html
* The following kernels were promoted to -updates and -security:

xenial 4.4.0-87.110
xenial/raspi2 4.4.0-1065.73
xenial/snapdragon 4.4.0-1067.72
xenial/aws 4.4.0-1026.35
xenial/gke 4.4.0-1022.22
trusty/lts-xenial 4.4.0-87.110~14.04.1

* The following CVE's have been fixed in the last SRU cycle:

* Zesty 17.10
* CVE-2017-9605
* CVE-2017-1000380
* CVE-2017-7346
* CVE-2014-9900
* Xenial 16.04
* CVE-2014-9900
* CVE-2017-9074
* CVE-2017-7346
* CVE-2015-8944
* CVE-2017-9150
* CVE-2017-1000364
* Trusty 14.04
* CVE-2014-9900
* CVE-2017-9074
* CVE-2015-8963
* CVE-2015-8962
* CVE-2015-8955
* CVE-2015-8964
* CVE-2015-8967
* CVE-2017-8925
* CVE-2017-8924
* CVE-2015-8966
* CVE-2017-7346
* CVE-2016-10088
* CVE-2015-8944
* CVE-2017-1000380
* CVE-2017-9605
* CVE-2017-7895

Development Kernel Announcements
--------------------------------
We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.11. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze
is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

Stable Kernel Announcements
---------------------------
* Current cycle: 14-July through 05-August

14-Jul Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
17-Jul - 22-Jul Kernel prep week.
23-Jul - 04-Aug Bug verification & Regression testing.
07-Aug Release to -updates.

* Next cycle: 04-Aug through 26-Aug

04-Aug Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
07-Aug - 12-Aug Kernel prep week.
13-Aug - 25-Aug Bug verification & Regression testing.
28-Aug Release to -updates.

* The current CVE status
http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html



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