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WebKit security holes haunt Ubuntu

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The Ubuntu Linux operating system has been refreshed to fix multiple WebKit flaws that expose users to malicious hacker attacks.

According to an Ubuntu security alert, the flaws are dangerous enough to cause arbitrary code execution attacks.

Ubuntu documents 22 different vulnerabilities affecting Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

A separate vulnerability in the open-source operating system was also fixed to block an issue that lets attackers use eCryptfs to unmount arbitrary locations and cause a denial-of-service condition.

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