[LEDE-DEV] LEDE v17.01.4 service release

Stijn Tintel stijn at linux-ipv6.be
Wed Oct 18 09:36:57 PDT 2017

The LEDE Community is proud to announce the fourth service release of
stable LEDE 17.01 series.

LEDE 17.01.4 “Reboot” incorporates a fair number of fixes back ported
from the development branch during the last two weeks.

Some selected highlights of the service release are:

    Linux kernel updated to version 4.4.92 (from 4.4.89 in v17.01.3)
    Security fixes to brcmfmac, hostapd, mac80211, toolchain/gdb and the
Linux kernel
    Assorted platform fixes for ar71xx, bcm53xx, ramips and x86

While this release includes fixes for the bugs in the WPA Protocol
disclosed earlier this week, these fixes do not fix the problem on the
client-side. You still need to update all your client devices. As some
client devices might never receive an update, an optional AP-side
workaround was introduced in hostapd to complicate these attacks,
slowing them down. Please note that this does not fully protect you from
them, especially when running older versions of wpa_supplicant
vulnerable to CVE-2017-13086, which the workaround does not address. As
this workaround can cause interoperability issues and reduced robustness
of key negotiation, this workaround is disabled by default.

Due to the version bump of toolchain/gdb to 8.0.1, at least GCC 4.8 is
now required to build LEDE.

For a detailed list of changes since 17.01.3 refer to


For latest information about the 17.01 series, refer to the wiki at:

To download the v17.01.4 images, navigate to:


As always, a big thank you goes to all our active package maintainers,
testers, documenters and supporters.

Have fun!

The LEDE Community

More information about the Lede-dev mailing list