Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS released

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at ubuntu.com
Thu Aug 13 21:02:56 UTC 2020

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,


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

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:


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


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:

    #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net

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On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak

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