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Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 00:19:53 +0200
From: Hanno Böck <>
Subject: Linux kernels and security issues?


As we know, the linux kernel guys have security policies one can find 

Though, I'm asking myself how to handle that? For, I read (here) that 
an exploit is floating around (can be found on milw0rm) - so I pretty much 
noted that it's probably a good idea to update.

Now we have and I don't know if I should update again - I have some 
production servers where I'd like to avoid rebooting too often. The Changelog 
of a kernel minor release usually consists of several dozent entries - with 
lots of them I don't understand.

What I'd like to have is a short list of all security relevant changes, 
including some information giving me hints if I may be affected (i.e. affects 
core functionality or only a driver, filesystem, protocol I may or may not 
use). Is there some place in the net providing such information?
If someone (ocert?) wants to do the free software world a big favor, this 
would be really a great service.

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