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I remember hearing bad things about java 1.7 on windows and OS-X, but are the same security holes present in Ubuntu?

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You should be more specific on your question and cite your sources (ex: with links referring the specific security holes). This will help you to get an answer. – Salem Dec 27 '12 at 14:47
Chances are that if it has a multi-platform security hole then it'll affect Ubuntu as well. However, without any specifics, it's impossible to say. – Powerlord Dec 27 '12 at 16:50

As per this post, it does affect ubuntu. Browser plugins should not be allowed to run unconditionally, but rather with a click. This will allow you to run only on those plugins which you trust.

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