Firefox 29 Is Now Available In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The latest Mozilla Firefox web browser has landed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and other Ubuntu based linux distributions bringing many improvements and changes.

Firefox 29 features a new user interface known as Australis, a Gamepad API that allow the user to play browser based games with a traditional gamepad controler, the ability to set up Firefox Sync by creating a Firefox account and also an improved customization mode.

But like with every piece of software, many problems occur along the way. Security researchers have published some serious security issues related to the Firefox 29 web browser.

They were able to discover multiple memory safety issues in Firefox that can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox or denial of service via application crash.

But now everything is fixed and thanks to the Ubuntu developers Firefox 29 is present in the official repositories, so it should be very easy to upgrade from an older version or install it if you did not have one of the previous versions in your Ubuntu system.