Linux News Today: Canonical Releases Major Kernel Update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Patches 13 Issues
We reported on March 14 that Canonical published two new Ubuntu Security Notices with detailed information on multiple Linux kernel vulnerabilities patched for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating systems.
Today, March 15, 2016, we’re informing you about a major kernel update for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, for which Canonical patched no less then thirteenth vulnerabilities discovered by various developers and hackers.
We recommend reading the Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2929-1 bulletin if you want to know what exactly has been patched in this major kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, as well as its point releases (e.g. Ubuntu 14.04.1, Ubuntu 14.04.2, Ubuntu 14.04.3, etc.).
All the security issues mentioned in there can be fixed if you upgrade the kernel packages of your Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system to linux-image-3.13.0-83 (3.13.0-83.127), linux-image-3.16.0-67 (3.16.0-67.87~14.04.1), linux-image-3.19.0-56 (3.19.0-56.62~14.04.1), or linux-image-4.2.0-34 (4.2.0-34.39~14.04.1).
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users need to update their systems immediately
Canonical urges all users that are still using its long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 with Linux kernel 3.13, to update their system immediately. To update, open the Unity Dash, search for Software Updater and run the application.
Let the Software Updater tool to refresh the main repositories and discover new updates, and then click on the “Install All” button to update your system. After any kernel update, you will be prompted to reboot your computer.
Please also note the fact that some of the third-party kernel modules you might have installed on your system need to be rebuilt after updateing the kernel packages. More details are provided by Canonical at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.