Recent Security Patches for Ubuntu

I hope everyone running their Ubuntu is staying up with the latest patches. There has been a recent flurry of updates, well at least on my system. Especially the update for the Ubuntu Kernel is one that requires a reboot. The last time I updated my kernel, the vmware server I was running wouldn’t work since it wasn’t compiled for the specific version of the new kernel. Again a little bit of research on the forums lead to an solution.

To keep things updated just do the following – I really recommend a high speed connection when doing so.

System > Administration > Update Manager

Update Manager

Double click on the Check Button – it might prompt you for your password – this is just a security measure that’s built in. Once you update you may or may not have to reboot. I’ve only noticed updates that require reboots when it pertains to the kernel. There will be a recycle icon that appears in your Panel or the equivalent of the windows bar that indicates that a recent update requires a reboot.

Update notifier



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