07 Aug

Firefox exploit found in the wild

Yesterday morning, August 5, a Firefox user informed us that an advertisement on a news site in Russia was serving a Firefox exploit that searched for sensitive files and uploaded them to a server that appears to be in Ukraine. This morning Mozilla released security updates that fix the vulnerability. All Firefox users are urged to update to Firefox 39.0.3. The fix has also been shipped in Firefox ESR 38.1.1.

The vulnerability comes from the interaction of the mechanism that enforces JavaScript context separation (the “same origin policy”) and Firefox’s PDF Viewer. Mozilla products that don’t contain the PDF Viewer, such as Firefox for Android, are not vulnerable. The vulnerability does not enable the execution of arbitrary code but the exploit was able to inject a JavaScript payload into the local file context. This allowed it to search for and upload potentially sensitive local files.

Head to the Facebook Official Group the get more info about the updates.

07 Aug

Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
(Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products,
as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. And that includes, of course, Lubuntu.

We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 12.04, and with
14.04.3, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for
new installations to support new hardware across all our supported
architectures, not just x86.
As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated
installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to
be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and
corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining
stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Official announcement here. Download it here.

25 Jun

Box theme re-merge fixes

Again, some changes in the GTK libraries made our theme looking wrong. This is a fix applied to GK3 apps with list boxes being greyed out making them totally unreadable (bug #1464349). See the differences before and after:

Also, some fixes in the core Ubuntu theme corrected the titlebar for Unity and the toolbar “continuity effect” in all environments. Before and after:
As always, you can upgrade or get your theme from the Artwork page. If you’re a Wily Werewolf user or you added the PPA to your system, these changes will arrive soon.
26 May

Notifications fixed

Remember these ugly notification messages?

Finally, and thanks to Xubuntu guys, the notifications in the Lubuntu desktop will look properly. This is an old bug (see #1362555), affecting multiple themes, crossing and assigning incorrect values to some GTK widgets. But now they’re fixed. If you want to fix it in your system, you must add the Lubuntu Artwork PPA to your system (instructions here). This is how it looks now:

05 May

Wily Werewolf

Lubuntu 15.10 will be released in october with the codename Wily Werewolf, as Mark Shuttleworth announced today. A lot of changes will come with version, unfortunately, until the preliminary meeting, I can’t explain the details. Anyway, you all know where are we heading to, don’t you? 😉

The nice icon is an artwork from HopStarter.

23 Apr

Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is here

As expected, the next version of Lubuntu is here. It’s known as a bug release, as we’re preparing the next generation Qt based desktop. Lots of bugs have been fixed, and there’re many improvements. Artwork has been redesigned too, with a smoother and unified overall look and feel.

Remmarkable changes are:

  • General bug fix release as we prepare for LXQt
  • Many LXDE components have been updated with bug fix releases
  • An update of the artwork (more icons, theme update, more compatibilities …)
Check out the full list of included applications. More data at the official website.
You can read the release notes here. Grab it while it’s hot here.
13 Apr

Client side decorations fixes

Since the arrival of Gnome3 and its Client Side Decorations widgets, some GTK3 apps look weird. That’s why we’ve had another re-merge with Light Themes and adding some specific Lubuntu fixes. These includes Geary full (theme and icons) support, CSD menus, CSD gradients, borders and miscellaneous colours.

Some things must be fixed yet, like toolbar icon sizes and some borders (we’re on it). The fixes have been uploaded to the main branch (in case you want to use our PPA) and as a standalone archive (for other Linux distros). As Lubuntu is on Interface Freeze stage, these late changes won’t be uploaded to Ubuntu’s main repositories for final release on Vivid Vervet, so you’d need to upgrade your theme if you want to fix it. Sorry for the annoyance.
09 Mar

[Results] Lubuntu 15.04 – Community Wallpaper Contest

The results are in! As always, we would like to thank everyone who participated and everyone who voiced their opinion by voting in the contest.
Unfortunately we always have some submissions not complying with the rules of the contest, usually by licensing their submission with a license that we cannot use within *buntu due to legal issues. As such, the #2 submission has been disqualified and we would like to congratulate the reserve for taking a well deserved 5th place in the contest!
Your winners can be found below, for complete results and detailed statistics click here:
  1. Abstract-Circuit by Jean CARTIER
  2. disqualified
  3. Grain Fields by RaDu GaLaN
  4. 100_7880 by porta.luciano
  5. Adventure by kari wagner
  6. Mont St Michel by Daniel
Congratulations! Your wallpapers will be included by default in Lubuntu and also be packaged into the Ubuntu repository for others to enjoy :).
A big thank you to Guilliame at Picompete for helping us host our contest!