USN-1195-1: WebKit vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1195-1

23rd August, 2011

webkit vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Multiple security vulnerabilities were fixed in WebKit.

Software description

  • webkit - Web content engine library for GTK+

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10:
libwebkit-1.0-2 1.2.7-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libwebkit-1.0-2 1.2.7-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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.

References

CVE-2010-1824, CVE-2010-2646, CVE-2010-2651, CVE-2010-2900, CVE-2010-2901, CVE-2010-3120, CVE-2010-3254, CVE-2010-3812, CVE-2010-3813, CVE-2010-4040, CVE-2010-4042, CVE-2010-4197, CVE-2010-4198, CVE-2010-4199, CVE-2010-4204, CVE-2010-4206, CVE-2010-4492, CVE-2010-4493, CVE-2010-4577, CVE-2010-4578, CVE-2011-0482, CVE-2011-0778