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USN-1617-1: WebKit vulnerabilities

25 October 2012

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 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-1524-1: libwebkitgtk-3.0-0, webkit, libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0, libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0, libwebkitgtk-1.0-0