Canonical has released a kernel update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
The “important update” patches 39 security vulnerabilities, according to a report by Softpedia.
The update covers Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and its official derivatives, including Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu.
Security fixes contained in the update cover a wide range of issues, such as vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel’s USB over IP implementation – which allowed remote attacks.
The kernel update is available for 64-bit and 32-bit Linux kernel packages of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using the Linux 4.4 kernel, along with Raspberry Pi 2 and Amazon Web Services systems.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht