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Canonical Releases Important Linux Kernel Security Updates for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

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by Mountain Computers Inc., Publication Date: Friday, July 3, 2020

View Count: 998, Keywords: Ubuntu, Canonical, SELinux Security Update, DDOS, Hashtags: #Ubuntu #Canonical #SELinuxSecurityUpdate #DDOS

If you are using Ubuntu under the hood of any distribution, be sure to read this and the SELinux secure update is already in the pipeline and installed as of two days ago
REF: https://9to5linux.com/canonical-outs-important-linux-kernel-security-updates-for-all-supported-ubuntu-releases
I am running Linux Mint 19.3 (tricia) and looking forward to versus 20 shortly. To verify and check, bring up a terminal window, type uname -a and press enter. You will see something like the following.

(base) {your login}@{system name}:~$ uname -a
Linux {your sys name} 5.3.0-62-generic #56~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 24 16:17:03 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
If you don't see 5.3.0-62 or something like that, just check for and update your system updates and reboot. More than likely, you won't be affected if you are on a client machine not directly connected to the Internet no fully exposed to the Internet without a firewall turned on (yes, by default your Linux won't have your firewall turned on, yet you can check (terminal command, gufw), yet you could become a target if so identified by the bad actors.
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