USN-2937-1: WebKitGTK+ vulnerabilities

21 March 2016

Several security issues were fixed in WebKitGTK+.

Releases

Packages

  • webkitgtk - Web content engine library for GTK+

Details

A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKitGTK+ Web 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 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart any applications
that use WebKitGTK+, such as Epiphany and Evolution, to make all the
necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-2298-1: oxideqt-codecs-extra, liboxideqtcore0, oxide-qt, oxideqt-codecs