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Ubuntu Linux Kernel Flaw

I read about this flaw in all ubuntu linux systems from 6.something to 8.04, i use 8.04, so i understand i have to update, i have a few questions about this kernel flaw -

A - Where do i get the update patch?
B - How can i know if my computer has been hacked?
C - What exactly is this flaw?

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Updates are provided by Update Manager. Look in the upper-right corner of your screen and see if there is a white star on an orange background. If there is, double-click it. Once inside, press "Check". Finally, click "Install Updates".

If you do not see the white star on an orange background, go to System-->Administration-->Update Manager. Once inside, press "Check". Finally, click "Install Updates".

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Hi,
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