Canonical announced last evening, July 29, in a security notice, that a new Linux kernel update was available for its Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system, fixing five security vulnerabilities discovered by various developers in the Linux kernel packages.
You can click on each one to see how it affects your system, or go here for in-depth descriptions, as it affects other Linux operating systems as well.
The security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the linux-image-2.6.32-50 (2.6.32-50.112) package(s). To apply the update, run the Update Manager application or follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
Don't forget to reboot your computer after the upgrade!