USN-2895-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

18 February 2016

Several security issues were fixed in Oxide.

Releases

Packages

  • oxide-qt - Web browser engine library for Qt (QML plugin)

Details

The DOM implementation in Chromium did not properly restrict frame-attach
operations from occurring during or after frame-detach operations. If a
user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker
could potentially exploit this to bypass same-origin restrictions.
(CVE-2016-1623)

An integer underflow was discovered in Brotli. If a user were tricked in
to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially
exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2016-1624)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.