On 19 February 2018 at 13:13, Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming <
tdteoenm...@gmail.com> wrote:

> What are the patches that I can download and install to be protected
> against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities?
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​Checkout the debian backports suite (kindly resourcefully suggested by
Andy Smith)

Easiest thing to do when requiring a newer kernel would be to check
the backports suite, so in this case in stretch-backports we find


That's a virtual package that gets you the latest real kernel
package available in that suite, which right now is


>From there, if you look on the right you will see the Debian
changelog link
which tells us that this corresponds to upstream release 4.14.13.
The upstream release was made on 10 January and this backports
package came on 14 January, so that's pretty swift.

Newer kernels should be there now and there may well be one that deals with
both the meltdown and spectre vaulbnerabilities jointly.


Michael Fothergill

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