Weekly Kernel Development Summary – Wed July 27, 2017

on 27 July 2017

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: kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com.

Highlights

  • 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.
  • 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

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