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SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/SpectreAndMeltdown - Ubuntu Wiki
The one for CVE-2017-5753 is listed as "pending" as of 19 January 2018.
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january 2018 by kme
kernel - How to check that KPTI is enabled on my Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu
<code class="language-bash">
grep -q "cpu_insecure\|cpu_meltdown\|kaiser" /proc/cpuinfo && \
echo "patched :)" || echo "unpatched :("
</code>

Not super-reliable, since there are several separate vulnerabilities (and several mitigations); try https://github.com/speed47/spectre-meltdown-checker.
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january 2018 by kme
​Major Linux redesign in the works to deal with Intel security flaw | ZDNet
To say Linux developers were unhappy about this would be a massive understatement. When the set of fixes' name was changed from KAISER to Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI), some of the suggested names were User Address Space Separation, prefix uass_ and Forcefully Unmap Complete Kernel With Interrupt Trampolines, prefix fuckwit_.
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january 2018 by kme

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