Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-09

Joseph Salisbury joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Wed Aug 9 15:58:56 UTC 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 August 09, 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 at lists.ubuntu.com.


  * Add virtualbox guest driver to artful 4.13 kernel
  * Start work on 4.12-based raspi2 kernel for artful
  * Added aufs driver to 4.13 artful kernel
  * Update 4.12 artful kernel to v4.12.5
  * Rebase 4.13 artful kernel to v4.13-rc4
  * Upload 4.11.0-12.18 to artful-proposed
  * Stress-ng 0.08.10 released; improvements on the dirdeep stressor and
    fixes on the job script parsing
  * intel-cmt-cat 1.1.0 released; (Intel Platform Quality of Service and
    Cache Allocation Technology tools)

    The following SRU kernels have been promoted to -updates and -security:

    |Trusty 3.13.0-126.175 Xenial 4.4.0-89.112 Zesty 4.10.0-30.34
    trusty/lts-xenial 4.4.0-89.112~14.04.1 xenial/hwe
    4.10.0-30.34~16.04.1 xenial/raspi2 4.4.0-1067.75 xenial/snapdragon
    4.4.0-1069.74 xenial/aws 4.4.0-1028.37 xenial/gke 4.4.0-1024.24
    zesty/raspi2 4.10.0-1013.16 |


        Embargoed CVE-2017-7533 has been made public and the fix
        released for all the affected kernels.


        CVE's fixed by the kernels published on -updates and -security:


      o CVE-2017-1000364
      o CVE-2017-7482
      o CVE-2017-1000365
      o CVE-2016-8405
      o CVE-2017-2618


      o CVE-2017-7533
      o CVE-2017-10810


      o CVE-2017-7533
      o CVE-2017-1000364
      o CVE-2017-7482
      o CVE-2017-1000365



        Two new kernel snaps are now being distributed: aws-kernel and


        The following kernel snaps have been uploaded to the snapcraft



      o gke-kernel
      o pc-kernel
      o pi2-kernel
      o dragonboard-kernel

    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: 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. |


    Next cycle: 25-Aug through 16-Sep

    |25-Aug   Last day for kernel commits for this cycle. 28-Aug - 02-Sep
      Kernel prep week. 03-Sep - 15-Sep   Bug verification & Regression
    testing. 18-Sep   Release to -updates. |


    The current CVE status

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