Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:53:01 +0200 From: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE-2016-5696: linux kernel - challange ack information leak. On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 06:23:04AM +0000, Sona Sarmadi wrote: > > > This vulnerability is currently only fixed in mainline kernels (4.7 & > > > 4.8). Does anyone know if there is any work ongoing to backport this > > > fix to the older versions? > > > > I just added the fix for this issue to the stable kernel queues and it will > > show up in the next stable releases, in about 2 days after it passes all of > > the needed review. > > > > Hope this helps, > > > > greg k-h > > Great, thanks, this helps :) 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 :) thanks, greg k-h
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