Last week, Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the 18th maintenance update, Linux kernel 5.3.18 for the Linux 5.3 kernel series. This version changed a total of 59 files, inserting 369 items/removing 329 items. In addition, developers point out that this will be the last maintenance update for the Linux 5.3 kernel series. As Linux Kernel 5.3 arrives in EoL, users are advised to update to Linux kernel 5.4 in time to obtain comprehensive support and guarantee.
Greg Kroah-Hartman stated in the email announcement that after the support of Linux Kernel 5.3 expires, the user will no longer receive maintenance updates for critical security issues or bugs.
“I’m announcing the release of the 5.3.18 kernel. Note, this is the LAST 5.3.y kernel release. It is now end-of-life. Please move to 5.4.y now. All users of the 5.3 kernel series must upgrade,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman in a mailing list announcement. “The updated 5.3.y git tree can be found at https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary.”
Both ordinary Linux users and distribution vendors, once again, strongly recommend that you upgrade your OS to the latest Linux 5.4 kernel series.