Ubuntu 16.04.4 point release delayed
Posted on: 01/28/2018 08:54 AM

Ubuntu 16.04.4 has been delayed because of the ongoing evolution of the fixes for the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities

Ubuntu 16.04.4 point release delayed


Due to the ongoing evolution of the fixes for the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, we are delaying the 16.04.4 point release, originally scheduled for the week of February 15. We intend that, when it is released, 16.04.4 will include kernels which mitigate these severe vulnerabilities. We also recognize that, because updates for these security vulnerabilities are currently monopolizing the SRU queue for kernels, there is no opportunity for any other point-release-critical fixes to be included, and we need to allow the dust to settle a bit before putting the finishing touches on the point release.

We are currently unable to set a new firm date for the release, but we do not expect the schedule to slip more than a few weeks.



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