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LibreELEC Linux OS Will Get Meltdown and Spectre Patches with Next Major Release

LibreELEC 8.2.3 is the third maintenance update to the LibreELEC 8.2 “Krypton” series of the Just enough Operating System (JeOS), which is based on the Kodi 17 “Krypton” open-source and cross-platform media center. It’s here a month after the LibreELEC 8.2.2 point release to address a few issues. As the Kodi 17 “Krypton” series will no longer receive any maintenance updates, nor will LibreELEC 8.2. Therefore, the LibreELEC developers decided not to implement any patches for the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities at this time as they plan on integrating them on the next major release, which will be based on the upcoming Kodi 18 “Leia” release.