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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:53:01 +0200
From: Greg KH <>
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 :)


greg k-h

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