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Canonical Releases New Kernel Live Patch Security Update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you’re using the Canonical Livepatch Service on your 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) machine, you can now the kernel packages using this rebootless technology. The latest update patches a total of four kernel vulnerabilities discovered recently by various hackers and security researchers. Canonical recommends all Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users using the Canonical Livepatch Service to update their systems as soon as possible. The security problems mentioned above can be patched by updating your livepatches to the 4.4.0-21.37 kernel version, which is available in generic and lowlatency variants.