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Debian: DSA-4179-1: linux-tools security update

Date 24 Apr 2018
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Posted By Anthony Pell
This update doesn't fix a vulnerability in linux-tools, but provides support for building Linux kernel modules with the "retpoline" mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre variant 2).

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-4179-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                            Ben Hutchings
April 24, 2018                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : linux-tools

This update doesn't fix a vulnerability in linux-tools, but provides
support for building Linux kernel modules with the "retpoline"
mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre variant 2).

This update also includes bug fixes from the upstream Linux 3.16 stable
branch up to and including 3.16.56.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
in version 3.16.56-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux-tools packages.

For the detailed security status of linux-tools please refer to its
security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/linux-tools

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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