Canonical Releases Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS with Patched APT and Security Updates

Canonical released today the Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS point release to its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series to address a recently discovered APT vulnerability.

As reported earlier this week, Canonical started working on emergency point releases for its Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series to offer users who want to install these releases a more secure live/installation media that patches a security vulnerability affecting the APT package manager.

The APT security vulnerability affects all Debian and Ubuntu-based operating systems and could allow a remote attacker to install malic… (read more)

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