[sle-beta] Important update of the Linux Kernel for SLE 12 SP3!

Waite, Dick (External) Dick.Waite at softwareag.com
Sat Jul 8 01:12:10 MDT 2017

Grand Sunny Saturday,

While going through my Beta machines applying this security update I had some time to update some of the LEAP42 machines used by staff who like to use KDE...

The old kernel of SLES12 SP-3 RC-2 is 4.4.73 and the security patch updates it to 4.4.75. The kernel on LEAP42 is 4.4.73 but there is no security patch available to keep these machines safe, well not at I can see.

My Beta machines are all on internal networks, so a security hack is not very likely, but the patch is being applied. The LEAP42 machines are on both internal and external networks, so this security patch would apply more to these than my pottering along Beta test machines.

Just seem a little odd that a Beta test version is getting an update before the public version which I would have thought much more venerable. I thought the idea was Weed would tumble along out at point and find the new way. LEAP42 would filter out the good stuff and this would pass into the Beta's of the main applications of SUSE . Now we have a security patch update, which seems could not wait for the next update, but this is not available to the public version yet.

Not sure of other beta testers machine but I would have thought most would be either internal networks or behind well protected firewalls, seems the cart has got in front of the horse...

Thoughts and comments anyone ?


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