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USN-3236-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

29 March 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 obtain sensitive information, spoof
application UI by causing the security status API or webview URL to
indicate the wrong values, bypass security restrictions, cause a denial
of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-5029, CVE-2017-5030, CVE-2017-5031, CVE-2017-5033,
CVE-2017-5035, CVE-2017-5037, CVE-2017-5040, CVE-2017-5041, CVE-2017-5044,
CVE-2017-5045, CVE-2017-5046)

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.

Related notices

  • USN-3271-1: libxslt1-dev, python-libxslt1, libxslt1.1, libxslt, xsltproc