Security kernel upgrades

Now available in antiX stretch, testing and sid repos are security fixes for the ‘meltdown’, ‘spectre’, ‘Foreshadow’, CVE-2019-8912, Zombieload and “SACK Panic” kernel vulnerabilities. These versions are available.

5.1.11 (64bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486)
4.19.52 (64bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486)
4.9.182 (64 bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486)
4.4.176 (64 bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486)

Those using antiX-17 have these options at the moment.

1. Use the 4.9.182.antix.1 kernel (RECOMMENDED)
2. Use the 4.19.52 kernel
3. Use the 5.1.11 kernel
4. Use a patched Debian, MX, siduction kernel
5. Do nothing (not advised).

antiX-16/16.1/16.2 users have these options.

1. Use the 4.4.176.antix.1 kernel (RECOMMENDED)
2. Use the 4.9.91.antix.1 kernel now in jessie repo
3. Use a patched Debian kernel (3.16.0-6)
4. Do nothing (not advised)

antiX-13/13.2/13.2 users have these options.

1. Use a patched Debian kernel (3.2.0-4)
2. Do nothing (not advised)

For more information on ‘spectre’ and ‘meltdown’ have a read of this

spectre_flaws_explained

edited on 21 June 2019 to show latest versions – anticapitalista