The development cycle of the upcoming Linux 5.6 kernel series is now officially open and the first Release Candidate (RC) available for download.
The Linux 5.4 kernel series has been officially marked as LTS (Long-Term Support) on the kernel.org website. It will be supported for the next two years, until December 2021.
Linux kernel 5.5.1 is now available for download as the first point release in the latest Linux 5.5 kernel series, marking it as stable and ready for mass deployments.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users running the Linux 4.4 kernel need to update their installations to fix various security vulnerabilities.
Mitigations for the CVE-2019-14615 and CVE-2020-7053 vulnerabilities are now available for Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Update your systems now!