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Ubuntu updates to mitigate new Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities

By Alex Murray on 14 May 2019

Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) describes a group of vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, and CVE-2019-11091) in various Intel microprocessors, which allow a malicious process to read various information…

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has transitioned to ESM support

By Canonical on 7 May 2019

Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) is now available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to provide ongoing security patches for high and critical CVEs for UA Infrastructure customers.

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Ubuntu Updates for the Meltdown / Spectre Vulnerabilities

By Dustin Kirkland on 4 January 2018

  For up-to-date patch, package, and USN links, please refer to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Securi...   Unfortunately, you’ve probably already read about one of the most widespread security issues…

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FAQs: Ensuring the ongoing security compliance of Ubuntu

By Dustin Kirkland on 11 April 2017

Canonical recently announced that the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support) period will end on Friday, April 28, 2017. Following the end-of-life of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Canonical is offering Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance),…