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 than 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 who 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.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht