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USN-3551-1: WebKitGTK+ vulnerabilities

30 January 2018

Several security issues were fixed in WebKitGTK+.



  • webkit2gtk - Web content engine library for GTK+


Multiple security issues were discovered in the WebKitGTK+ Web and
JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially
crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a
denial of service, spoof the user interface, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-4088, CVE-2018-4096, CVE-2017-7153, CVE-2017-7160,
CVE-2017-7161, CVE-2017-7165, CVE-2017-13884, CVE-2017-13885)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04

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, to make all the necessary changes.