Ubuntu 24.04 beta delayed due to XZ security flaw

Ubuntu 24.04 delayed

Last week a serious security issue in XZ, as serious as it is a back door. A developer with several nicknames, or a group of them, spent two years working on the project to later add that backdoor, but it was discovered by a Microsoft developer before it went further. There have been many Linux distributions affected, especially those that update packages sooner, but it is expected that Ubuntu 24.04 It will be totally clean when it arrives at the end of this month.

In theory, Ubuntu is not among the affected distributions nor is the stable version of Debian, but they have decided to give the importance it deserves to this problem and The beta launch, which should arrive tomorrow, will be delayed. It is not a surprise because of the times, and because the security flaw has been marked with a score of 10 out of 10 in danger.

Ubuntu 24.04 will arrive on April 25?

So what posted Łukasz Zemczak in the Ubuntu discourse, ensuring that Canonical never stops working to keep its operating system, Ubuntu, at the forefront in terms of security and reliability. Due to this problem, the company has made the decision to remove and rebuild all xz-utils binary packages that had been built after February 26. It's the only way they can be sure they won't deliver any affected binaries.

As a result, the Ubuntu 24.04 beta will arrive on April 11, and not the 4th when it was scheduled. Which Not mentioned is whether the stable release date is maintained or not; They haven't said anything about it. They have time to solve it, and Ubuntu versions usually have a marked schedule that is almost immovable.

Therefore, Ubuntu 24.04 is still expected to arrive on April 25, and should make it completely free of the XZ bug.

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