Ubufox Vulnerabilities Fixed for Multiple Ubuntu OSes

Users just have to update the system in order to fix the problems

On November 21, Canonical published details about ubufox vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, this update provides an new ubufox package for use with the latest Firefox.

Multiple security problems have been discovered in the Firefox package. An attacker could have used these issues to potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox, steal confidential data, save a bookmark of a malicious javascript, and more.

For a more detailed description of the security problems, you can visit Canonical's security notification.

Users can simply fix the security flaws by upgrading the operating systems to the latest xul-ext-ubufox package, specific to each distribution.

A normal system update, executed with the Update Manager, will implement all the necessary changes. A complete system restart is not necessary.

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