Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:16:21 +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 Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:54:56AM +0000, Sona Sarmadi wrote: > > > > > 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). Note, I got the patch a bit wrong, it's not as fast as it could be, here's an update to put on top of the one you took from 3.14.y: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git/commit/?id=e09bea58ec0552dbbf71fb22bf7a46da9a288fc8 thanks, greg k-h
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