From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 12:37:02 EST

We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the kernel.

It contains one security fix that everyone running Linux on PPC970
systems with untrusted users should apply.

I'll also be replying to this message with a copy of the patch between and, as it is small enough to do so.

The updated 2.6.17.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:


greg k-h


Makefile | 2 +-
arch/powerpc/kernel/cpu_setup_power4.S | 2 ++
2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Summary of changes from v2.6.17.8 to v2.6.17.9

Greg Kroah-Hartman:

Olof Johansson:
powerpc: Clear HID0 attention enable on PPC970 at boot time (CVE-2006-4093)

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