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Canonical Outs Live Patch Kernel Update for Ubuntu 16.04 to Patch Security Flaws

We remind you that Canonical offers a Livepatch Service for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users, designed to reduce planned or unplanned reboots when updating the kernel packages. Canonical Livepatch Service is available for everyone for up to three computers, but you can also purchase a monthly subscription if you need to install it on more PCs. On December 7, 2016, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system announced that a new patch is live for those using Canonical Livepatch Service on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later, which brings fixes for three recently discovered kernel vulnerabilities, including CVE-2016-8655, CVE-2016-6480, and CVE-2016-6828.