Ubuntu 3079-1: WebKitGTK+ vulnerabilities

    Date14 Sep 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in WebKitGTK+.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3079-1
    September 14, 2016
    
    webkit2gtk vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in WebKitGTK+.
    
    Software Description:
    - webkit2gtk: JavaScript engine library from WebKitGTK+ - GObject introspection
    
    Details:
    
    A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKitGTK+ Web and
    JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious
    website, a remote attacker could exploit a variety of issues related to web
    browser security, including cross-site scripting attacks, denial of service
    attacks, and arbitrary code execution.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18     2.12.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37            2.12.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
    
    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.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3079-1
      CVE-2016-1854, CVE-2016-1856, CVE-2016-1857, CVE-2016-1858,
      CVE-2016-1859, CVE-2016-4583, CVE-2016-4585, CVE-2016-4586,
      CVE-2016-4588, CVE-2016-4589, CVE-2016-4590, CVE-2016-4591,
      CVE-2016-4622, CVE-2016-4623, CVE-2016-4624, CVE-2016-4651
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit2gtk/2.12.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
    
    
    
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