USN-3113-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

02 November 2016

Several security issues were fixed in Oxide.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that a long running unload handler could cause an
incognito profile to be reused in some circumstances. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-1586)

Multiple security vulnerabilities were discovered in Chromium. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks,
spoof an application's URL bar, obtain sensitive information, cause a
denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-5181, CVE-2016-5182, CVE-2016-5185, CVE-2016-5186,
CVE-2016-5187, CVE-2016-5188, CVE-2016-5189, CVE-2016-5192, CVE-2016-5194)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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