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Canonical Releases Linux Kernel Update for Ubuntu 14.10

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Canonical has published details about a few vulnerabilities that were found and corrected in the Linux kernel packages, affecting the kernel for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) operating system.

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