Noble Numbat Beta delayed (xz/liblzma security update)

Canonical never stops working to keep Ubuntu at the forefront of safety, security, and reliability. As a result of CVE-2024-3094, Canonical made the decision to remove and rebuild all binary packages that had been built for Noble Numbat after the CVE-2024-3094 code was committed to xz-utils (February 26th), on newly provisioned build environments. This provides us with confidence that no binary in our builds could have been affected by this emerging threat. As a result of this, the Beta release for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) has been pushed to April 11, 2024 (previously April 4, 2024).

We appreciate your understanding and thank the community members who are collaborating on our collective understanding of this emerging issue.