USN-1006-1: WebKit vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1006-1

19th October, 2010

webkit vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10

Software description

  • webkit


A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKit browser 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.

Please consult the bug listed at the top of this advisory to get the exact
list of CVE numbers fixed for each release.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10:
libwebkit-1.0-2 1.2.5-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libwebkit-1.0-2 1.2.5-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
Ubuntu 9.10:
libwebkit-1.0-2 1.2.5-0ubuntu0.9.10.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
use WebKit, such as Epiphany and Midori, to make all the necessary changes.


LP: 660075