The latest code reviews and bug fixes in Linux and other Unix-based operating systems are being submitted to the Linux kernel source code repository for review, according to a new report.
The Linux Kernel Security Engineering Group, which monitors and helps develop kernel code for the Linux operating system, says that more than 2,500 patches submitted since the beginning of November have been reviewed and released.
The report said that the reviews are done to address known security vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities that have been reported, and it noted that more fixes will be submitted in the future.
A summary of the latest reviews and fixes, which are now publicly available, shows that there are 7,500 issues fixed in the Linux Kernel (LK) since January.
There are about 1,600 fixes that have not been reported.
The current version of the Linux security software is 3.13.14.
The last security update for the LK was 2.0.0 in December 2016.
This new release contains fixes for bugs that were reported during a January security conference, which included the first known kernel-based bug, a stack overflow.
Linux kernel 3.14 is scheduled to be released in March 2019, although the security community has been working on preparing a version of Linux 3.15 to be built in a matter of months, which would make the latest version a release candidate for the first time.
The kernel source tree has about 50,000 commits from the Linux Security Team, according the report.