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  • Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS Special Being Prepared To Deal With Unbootable Media

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS Special Being Prepared To Deal With Unbootable Media

    While Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS shipped one year ago as the last planned point release to the "Bionic Beaver", an emergency issue is leading to Ubuntu 18.04.6 now being prepared...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...4.6-LTS-Coming

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    Hi, anyone know what exactly is that key revocation? Is it a one-time issue or are all Ubuntu installation media, present and future, contain a hidden time limit in boot-ability?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by billyswong View Post
      Hi, anyone know what exactly is that key revocation?
      I think it means SecureBoot sucks.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by billyswong View Post
        Hi, anyone know what exactly is that key revocation? Is it a one-time issue or are all Ubuntu installation media, present and future, contain a hidden time limit in boot-ability?
        The Secure Boot signature of the old bootloader had to be revoked due to a security vulnerability which was discovered in that bootloader. There is no fixed time limit, but it is possible that other images share a similar fate when their bootloaders are found vulnerable again.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DanL View Post

          I think it means SecureBoot sucks.
          The theory is sound. The implementations of it, especially the shim idea, sucks. This could be a useful security feature if used properly. Just that most of the time it isn't. Kinda like people just turning off SELinux instead of working with it. :P

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