Debian-Based antiX Linux Gets L1TF/Foreshadow, Meltdown, and Spectre Mitigations

The second point release of the Debian-based antiX 17 “Heather Heyer” systemd-free operating system series has arrived this past weekend with latest security and software updates.

Coming more than half a year after the first point release of the antiX 17 “Heather Heyer” Linux-based operating system series, the antiX 17.2 point release is now available for downoad and it’s based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 9.5 “Stretch” operating system, which means that it includes all its package and security updates.

antiX 17.2 ships with a newer version of the long-term supported Linux 4.9 kernel series used by Debian Stretch, v4.9.126, which is fully patched against the latest Meltdown and Spectre exploits, aas well as the L1TF (L1 Terminal Fault) a.k.a. Foreshadow speculative execution side channel cache timing security vulnerability.

“This is primarily a point-release upgrade of antiX-17.1 (Heather Heyer) with a new L1TF/Foreshadow and Meltdown/Spectre pa… (read more)

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