Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:54:56 +0000 From: Sona Sarmadi <sona.sarmadi@...a.com> To: "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: RE: CVE-2016-5696: linux kernel - challange ack information leak. > > > You can _always_ just apply the patch to your local tree, there's > > > never a need to wait for me to get a kernel out. That's the > > > advantage of having the source for your systems :) > > Yes, we can do that but sometimes the patches for newer kernels don't > > apply cleanly on older versions. > > There is always a risk that our home grown patches have undesired side > > effects. We prefer your sign of approval on patches for older kernels > > :) > > Heh, fair enough. This fix is now in the kernels that were released today > (4.7.1, 4.6.7, 4.4.18, and 3.14.76), hope that helps. > > greg k-h Thanks a lot Greg, yes this helps :) I could apply patch from linux-3.14.y branch to linux-3.12.y as well (the code looks similar). //Sona
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