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

    Date24 Apr 2018
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByAnthony 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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