How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

how to install google chrome in ubuntu graphicAs the world’s most popular web browser it’s natural that new Linux users often ask how to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu. It’s not a silly question. With Linux distress being built around “repos” most users attempt to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux from Ubuntu Software app. Obviously they come up short when they […]

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USN-3531-3: intel-microcode update

intel-microcode update

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

The system could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • intel-microcode – Processor microcode for Intel CPUs

Details

Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution
and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel
attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5715)

This update provides the corrected microcode updates required for the
corresponding Linux kernel updates.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
intel-microcode3.20180312.0~ubuntu17.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
intel-microcode3.20180312.0~ubuntu16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
intel-microcode3.20180312.0~ubuntu14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References

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USN-3545-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

thunderbird vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Software Description

  • thunderbird – Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

Details

Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context,
an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service,
or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5125, CVE-2018-5127, CVE-2018-5129,
CVE-2018-5144, CVE-2018-5145, CVE-2018-5146)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
thunderbird1:52.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
thunderbird1:52.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
thunderbird1:52.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart Thunderbird to make
all the necessary changes.

References

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