Canonical Outs Important Kernel Update for All Supported Ubuntu Linux Releases

Today’s kernel update comes only a week after the previous one that probably most of you are running on your Ubuntu distributions, which was also a major update patching up to eleven vulnerabilities across all of the supported architectures, including the infamous “Stack Clash” security flaw. What makes today’s kernel security update important is that Canonical addressed a regression introduced in last week’s kernel packages when it fixed the “Stack Clash” vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000364), which affects some Java applications. Canonical apologizes for the inconvenience and urges users to update as soon as possible.

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