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USN-1195-1: WebKit vulnerabilities

23 August 2011

Multiple security vulnerabilities were fixed in WebKit.



  • webkit - Web content engine library for GTK+


A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKit browser and
JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious
website, a remote attacker could exploit a variety of issues related to web
browser security, including cross-site scripting attacks, denial of
service attacks, and arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
use WebKit, such as Epiphany and Midori, to make all the necessary changes.