Using Ubuntu 14.04.5. Console is not clear if security updates are installed.

Posted October 31, 2018 1.1k views

Hi I am using ubuntu 14.04.5 until it reaches end of life in April next year. In my console it says 35 security updates can be installed. But when I run sudo apt-get update -> sudo apt-get upgrade it says no packages can be updated.

I am not clear on whether my server has the latest updates.

I have taken a screenshot of my console here:

I understand it is best to upgrade to 18.0.4, but I don’t have time to do this until next year, until then I want a secure server while using 14.0.5.

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  • Firewall it and switch to key`based authentication and forget about it. :D You can either use the console for access or permit access from your ip/ip range in the firewall.

    The server will only install those updates if you do a distribution upgrade which you don`t want to do, hence your issue.

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Just came across this question and wanted to share a link to a useful collection of Ubuntu upgrade tutorials for anyone who comes across this in the future: