[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8 Kernel Updates

Ladar Levison

ladar at lavabit.com
Mon Oct 7 02:05:21 UTC 2019

Can someone explain what's going on with the kernel? The
kernel-4.18.0-80.7.1 package is the latest available via the repos,
despite kernel-4.18.0-80.11.2 having been compiled 16 days ago.
(https://koji.mbox.centos.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=4562) The koji
downloads appear to still be blocked.

The kernel-4.18.0-144 kernel used to be available via the Stream-BaseOS
repo, but it no longer appears to be showing up. The package is still
available for download, but it doesn't appear via dnf (although it has
previously). I suspect the package was removed from the repo metadata,
but the rpm file remains.

To make things even more confusing, the kernel-4.18.0-80.7.2 package was
compiled a few days ago. And like the newer kernel-4.18.0-80.11.2,
appears to have never been pushed to the repos.

So my question is why is kernel-4.18.0-80.11.2  available? Why was the
older kernel-4.18.0-80.7.2 built, and then never released? Is there an
issue with these packages in need of fixing, or it simply a bug in the
release/repo process?

The following issues were addressed by these newer kernel packages:

RHSA-2019:2411 / CVE-2019-1125 & CVE-2019-13272

RHSA-2019:2703 / CVE-2019-3846 & CVE-2019-3887 & CVE-2019-9500 &
CVE-2019-9503 & CVE-2019-11487 & CVE-2019-12817 & CVE-2018-19824

RHSA-2019:2827 / CVE-2019-14835

I haven't looked into the details, but at first glance the issues seem
rather important.


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