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Mon, 03 Jul 2017

Debian LTS work, June 2017

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 5 hours. I worked all 20 hours.

I spent most of my time working - together with other Linux kernel developers - on backporting and testing several versions of the fix for CVE-2017-1000364, part of the "Stack Clash" problem. I uploaded two updates to linux and issued DLA-993-1 and DLA-993-2. Unfortunately the latest version still causes regressions for some applications, which I will be investigating this month.

I also released a stable update on the Linux 3.2 longterm stable branch (3.2.89) and prepared another (3.2.90) which I released today.

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