Release information for Ubuntu 12.04

Subject: Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance)

Following the end-of-life of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Canonical is offering Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance) [1], which provides important security fixes for the kernel and the most essential user space packages in Ubuntu 12.04. These updates are delivered in a secure, private archive exclusively available to Ubuntu Advantage [2] customers.

All Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users are encouraged to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. But for those who cannot upgrade immediately, Ubuntu 12.04 ESM updates will help ensure the on-going security and integrity of Ubuntu 12.04 systems.

Users interested in Ubuntu 12.04 ESM updates can purchase Ubuntu Advantage at

Existing UA customers can acquire their ESM credentials by filing a support request at


Join us for a live webinar, "How to ensure the ongoing security compliance of your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS", on Wednesday, March 22nd at 4pm GMT / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT. During the webinar we’ll discuss Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and perform live upgrades of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS systems.

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Cheers, Dustin

Dustin Kirkland Ubuntu Product & Strategy Canonical, Ltd.