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Mon, 01 Oct 2018

Debian LTS work, September 2018

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 18 hours from July and August. I worked 29 hours and therefore carry over 4 hours to October.

I prepared and released a stable update for Linux 3.16, and prepared a second stable update (3.16.59) which is now under review. This required substantial work to backport mtitigations for Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639) and L1 Terminal Fault (kernel) (CVE-2018-3620), and other changes that they depend on. I also rebased jessie's linux package in preparation to release a security update early in October.

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