Re: Kernel support for i.MX6UL and 4.9 LTS updates

Clay Montgomery

On 1/9/2020 2:14 PM, Otavio Salvador wrote:
On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 5:08 PM Jesse Gilles <jesse.gilles@...> wrote:
On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 11:18 AM Clay Montgomery <clay@...> wrote:
Hm, I don't agree.  If an embedded Linux device uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communications, won't vulnerabilities affecting those parts of the kernel need to be patched?


I believe some of these could be exploitable without accessing the device or gaining local privileges.
I agree with you Jesse and that's why we've been moving most of our
customers to Linux mainline. Most vendor BSP does not have stable

It depends in your target application/market. If anyone can connect to your device with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, then obviously security is a lot more important.

But, consider the digital signage player market, for example, where it's actually an advantage over Windows and Android devices to never require updates.

Regards, Clay


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