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USN-3180-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

8 February 2017

Several security issues were fixed in Oxide.



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


Multiple 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,
read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, spoof the
webview URL or other UI components, bypass same origin restrictions or
other security restrictions, cause a denial of service via application
crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5006, CVE-2017-5007,
CVE-2017-5008, CVE-2017-5009, CVE-2017-5010, CVE-2017-5011, CVE-2017-5012,
CVE-2017-5014, CVE-2017-5017, CVE-2017-5019, CVE-2017-5022, CVE-2017-5023,
CVE-2017-5024, CVE-2017-5025, CVE-2017-5026)

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.