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

Joseph Salisbury joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Wed Jul 26 17:42:42 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 July 26, 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.

 * The upstream stable releases, 4.4.77 and 4.4.78, have been applied to
 * 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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