USN-3058-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

14 September 2016

Several security issues were fixed in Oxide.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

An issue was discovered in Blink involving the provisional URL for an
initially empty document. An attacker could potentially exploit this to
spoof the currently displayed URL. (CVE-2016-5141)

A use-after-free was discovered in the WebCrypto implementation in Blink.
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. (CVE-2016-5142)

It was discovered that the devtools subsystem in Blink mishandles various
parameters. An attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access
restrictions. (CVE-2016-5143, CVE-2016-5144)

It was discovered that Blink does not ensure that a taint property is
preserved after a structure-clone operation on an ImageBitmap object
derived from a cross-origin image. If a user were tricked in to opening a
specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to
bypass same origin restrictions. (CVE-2016-5145)

Multiple security issues were discovered in Chromium. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to read uninitialized memory, cause a denial
of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-5146, CVE-2016-5167)

It was discovered that Blink mishandles deferred page loads. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
(CVE-2016-5147)

An issue was discovered in Blink related to widget updates. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
(CVE-2016-5148)

A use-after-free was discovered in Blink. 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. (CVE-2016-5150)

A use-after-free was discovered in Blink. 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. (CVE-2016-5153)

It was discovered that Chromium does not correctly validate access to the
initial document. An attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof the
currently displayed URL. (CVE-2016-5155)

A use-after-free was discovered in the event bindings in Blink. 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. (CVE-2016-5156)

A type confusion bug was discovered in Blink. 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. (CVE-2016-5161)

An issue was discovered with the devtools implementation. An attacker
could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks. (CVE-2016-5164)

An issue was discovered with the devtools implementation. An attacker
could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks. (CVE-2016-5165)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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