Development (Artful / 17.10)
We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.11. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.
- The kernel in the artful-proposed pocket of the Ubuntu archive has been updated to v4.12.7
- The kernel in the Artful staging repository has been updated to v4.13-rc5
Stable (Released & Supported)
Embargoed CVEs CVE-2017-1000111 and CVE-2017-1000112 have been made public and the fixes released for all the affected kernels (including their derivatives and rebases):
The Xenial and Xenial-based kernels have been re-spun to fix a regression with OpenStack (LP: #1709032) and the following packages are on the way of getting promoted to -updates:
Current cycle: 04-Aug through 26-Aug
04-Aug Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
07-Aug - 12-Aug Kernel prep week.
13-Aug - 25-Aug Bug verification & Regression testing.
28-Aug Release to -updates.
Next cycle: 25-Aug through 16-Sep
25-Aug Last day for kernel commits for this cycle.
28-Aug - 02-Sep Kernel prep week.
03-Sep - 15-Sep Bug verification & Regression testing.
18-Sep Release to -updates.
- eventstat 0.04.00 for 17.10 has been released. This now uses kernel trace events rather than the deprecated /proc/timer_stat interface.
- If you would like to reach the kernel team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-kernel
channel on FreeNode. Alternatively, you can mail the Ubuntu Kernel Team mailing
list at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The current CVE status
Kernel Team Summary- August 16, 2017