JUNE 29, 2017

Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program. – Linus Torvalds

Please update your linux+kernel package so that your Linux Kernel version is 4.11.5 or higher; or update your linux+kernel+lts package so that your Linux Kernel on Long-Term Support branch is version 4.9.32 or higher.

A security vulnerability was reported recently that…

Until recently, /dev/snd/timer driver was prone to a data race, which led to uninitialized memory from the kernel heap being copied to the userspace.

And this was assigned CVE-2017-10000380.

Relevant documentations: