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USN-2937-1: WebKitGTK+ vulnerabilities

21 March 2016

Several security issues were fixed in WebKitGTK+.



  • webkitgtk - Web content engine library for GTK+


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: oxideqmlscene, oxide-qt, liboxideqt-qmlplugin, liboxideqtcore0, oxideqt-codecs-extra, oxideqt-codecs