Canonical has announced the availability of new kernel versions for its Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems.
Multiple security notices have been published earlier on the Ubuntu website, informing the community about a bunch of new Linux kernel vulnerabilities discovered in the kernel packages for the supported Ubuntu releases mentioned above, which have been patched with today’s updates.
A total of six Linux kernel vulnerabilities are mentioned in Canonical’s latest security notices, but only four of them affect Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users.
To update, you need to open the Unity Dash, search for the Software Updater utility, open it, wait for it to reload the software repositories and search for new drivers, and then click on the “Install All” button to install them. After a kernel update, you’ll need to reboot your computer. The new kernel versions are linux-image-4.2.0-35 (4.2.0-35.40) for Ubuntu 15.10, linux-image-3.13.0-85 (3.13.0-85.129) for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and linux-image-4.2.0-1028-raspi2 4.2.0-1028.36 for Ubuntu 15.10 for Raspberry Pi 2.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht