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4.17 kernel

#1 Post by Mauser » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:32 pm

NSA Encryption in Linux Kernel 4.17. https://itsfoss.com/nsas-encryption-alg ... community/ Will the MX team rip out this spyware out of the 4.17 kernel?

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Re: 4.17 kernel

#2 Post by sdibaja » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:38 pm

Debian stable-updates sid rolled back to 4.9.0-7 this morning.

It actually eliminated my slow boot with .17 as a bonus.
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Re: 4.17 kernel

#3 Post by Richard » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:59 pm

They offer a quick fix in the article, just to ease your mind:
How to disable Speck from Linux Kernel [Advanced users only]

If you are an average Linux user with Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora and other non-rolling release distributions, chances are that you are not even using Kernel 4.17.

I don’t recommend it for everyone but if you are an advanced user who is habitual of messing with the kernel, check the Linux kernel version and if it uses Kernel 4.17, you may blacklist the Speck kernel module.

If it doesn’t exist already, create /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file and add the following line(s) to it:

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blacklist CONFIG_CRYPTO_SPECK
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#4 Post by KoO » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:48 am

Is this also present in the 4.17.4 AntiX kernel as I have the same version kernel with MX on my T430. I don't use MX much any more having too fun with AntiX an i3.

Why is Linus Torvalds allowing this to happen in the first place he makes the kernels. Suppose money can change anything.
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#5 Post by Richard » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:32 am

I'll try the antiX kernel on my Acer Aspire One, 32bit.
I'm using the 4.17 from the MX test repo.
I just created the file, since it didn't exist.

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Re: 4.17 kernel

#6 Post by anticapitalista » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:26 am

KoO wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:48 am
Is this also present in the 4.17.4 AntiX kernel as I have the same version kernel with MX on my T430. I don't use MX much any more having too fun with AntiX an i3.

Why is Linus Torvalds allowing this to happen in the first place he makes the kernels. Suppose money can change anything.
No it isn't.
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Re: 4.17 kernel

#7 Post by Adrian » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:48 am

In the article:
Before you panic or form wrong conclusions, you should know that Speck is not a backdoor. It’s just a not-so-strong encryption algorithm from American agency NSA and it’s available as a module in Linux Kernel.
In the post:
Will the MX team rip out this spyware out of the 4.17 kernel?
So where did you get this "spyware" term out of? It's an encryption protocol for Android and for IoT devices
designed for devices with low computing powers i.e., IoT devices.
Even if it's enabled in kernel is not something that is used when you encrypt something unless you want to use it. Geeeez....

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Re: 4.17 kernel

#8 Post by richb » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:52 am

@Adrian.

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Re: 4.17 kernel

#9 Post by KoO » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:13 am

Where did you get the i3 from? From the web site?
http://ftp.ports.debian.org/debian-ports/ sid main (i3 version 4.15 (2018-03-10) © 2009 Michael Stapelberg and contributors) This is the latest version of i3.
Is this also present in the 4.17.4 AntiX kernel as I have the same version kernel with MX on my T430
No it isn't. (Thank You)
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Re: 4.17 kernel

#10 Post by KBD » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:24 am

sdibaja wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Debian stable-updates sid rolled back to 4.9.0-7 this morning.

It actually eliminated my slow boot with .17 as a bonus.
I actually installed 4.17 from backports last night--I thought 4.16 was still there--and it broke my desktop. I had to remove 4.17 to get my desktop back on a vanilla Debian install.

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