Ubuntu security alert

One of the nice things about Linux — but by no means the most important — is the enhanced security that comes along with running it. That doesn’t mean Linux never runs into security issues, though, and this week, the vulnerability in question centers around a nifty little service called udev.

According to advisories from several distributions, including Fedora, Ubuntu, and SUSE, a bug has been discovered that allows a local or remote user to exploit the udev service in order to gain root access to the system….


You can read the rest here,
but mainly, just update your system frequently over the next couple of days and it will be fixed.