Ubuntu 16.04 Extended Security Maintenance

Canonical provides Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The support lifecycle of ESM is tracked on the Releases page.

What's covered with ESM?

During the lifetime of an Ubuntu release, Canonical provides security maintenance. Basic Security Maintenance covers binary packages that reside in the 'main' and 'restricted' components of the Ubuntu archive, as well as Linux kernel Livepatching typically for a period of 5 years from LTS release. This FAQ entry contains more information.

For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, where technically feasible, Canonical will provide extended security maintenance to all binary packages that reside in the Ubuntu Main Repository for 64-bit x86 AMD/Intel, arm64, and s390 architectures. See the service description for additional details. A set of packages is receiving updates only through the snap store as listed below.

Firefox / Thunderbird / LibreOffice

Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice are made available only through the Snap Store. Get the latest supported version at:

To ease transitioning to the Snap version we created this article on customizing the Firefox Snap with your enterprise policies.

SecurityTeam/ESM/16.04 (last edited 2021-07-16 10:35:40 by nmavrogiannopoulos)