Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS released

Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS released

The Ubuntu team announces the release of Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop and Server products, and the Ubuntu Kylin flavor.

Similar to the 16.04.6 point release, 16.04.7 is a security-targeted release for the purpose of providing updated installation media which protects new installations from the recently discovered GRUB 2 vulnerabilities (USN-4432-1). Detailed information about USN-4432-1 can be found here:

Many other security updates for additional high-impact bugs are also included, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Other community flavors have reached their end of life for 16.04 and are therefore not included in this point release.

Users of Ubuntu on clouds are recommended to launch new instances using the latest images from the 16.04 release stream, which include the fix in grub for USN-4432-1.

Maintenance updates are provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Base, and Ubuntu Kylin.

To get Ubuntu 16.04.7

In order to download Ubuntu 16.04.7, visit:

Users of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be offered an automatic upgrade to 16.04.7 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenialUpgrades

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the 16.04.7 release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes

Release notes specific to Ubuntu Kylin can also be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuKylinChinese

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

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https://discourse.ubuntu.com/contribute

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On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak

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