Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS released

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 7 16:44:53 UTC 2019

The Ubuntu team is happy to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS
(Long-Term Support) for its Desktop and Server products, as well as other
flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

Unlike previous point releases, 14.04.6 is a security-targeted release
for the purpose of providing updated installation media which protects
new installations from the recently discovered APT vulnerability 
(USN-3863-1).  Many other security updates for additional high-impact 
bugs are also included, with a focus on maintaining stability and 
compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.6 LTS is also now available. More details can be found
in its individual release notes:


Users of Ubuntu on clouds are recommended to launch new instances using
the latest images from the 14.04 release stream, which include the fix
in APT for USN-3863-1.

Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop,
Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Kylin, Edubuntu, and
Kubuntu.  All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years.

To get Ubuntu 14.04.6

In order to download Ubuntu 14.04.6, visit:


Users of Ubuntu 12.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to
14.04.6 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 14.04.6 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:


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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