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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1617-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1617-1
Posted Oct 25, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1617-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, web, denial of service, arbitrary, javascript, code execution, xss
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-3031, CVE-2011-3038, CVE-2011-3042, CVE-2011-3043, CVE-2011-3044, CVE-2011-3051, CVE-2011-3053, CVE-2011-3059, CVE-2011-3060, CVE-2011-3064, CVE-2011-3067, CVE-2011-3076, CVE-2011-3081, CVE-2011-3086, CVE-2011-3090, CVE-2012-1521, CVE-2012-3598, CVE-2012-3601, CVE-2012-3604, CVE-2012-3611, CVE-2012-3612, CVE-2012-3617, CVE-2012-3625, CVE-2012-3626, CVE-2012-3627, CVE-2012-3628, CVE-2012-3645, CVE-2012-3652
SHA-256 | 9535b72b28c87a09126bf9f6a5e5371f2b85f0c2a84f7ff222d496b9694461e5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1617-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1617-1
October 25, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 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 versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0 1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1617-1
CVE-2011-3031, CVE-2011-3038, CVE-2011-3042, CVE-2011-3043,
CVE-2011-3044, CVE-2011-3051, CVE-2011-3053, CVE-2011-3059,
CVE-2011-3060, CVE-2011-3064, CVE-2011-3067, CVE-2011-3076,
CVE-2011-3081, CVE-2011-3086, CVE-2011-3090, CVE-2012-1521,
CVE-2012-3598, CVE-2012-3601, CVE-2012-3604, CVE-2012-3611,
CVE-2012-3612, CVE-2012-3617, CVE-2012-3625, CVE-2012-3626,
CVE-2012-3627, CVE-2012-3628, CVE-2012-3645, CVE-2012-3652,
CVE-2012-3657, CVE-2012-3669, CVE-2012-3670, CVE-2012-3671,
CVE-2012-3672, CVE-2012-3674, CVE-2012-3674, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1058339

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit/1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
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