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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1635-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1635-1
Posted Nov 21, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1635-1 - It was discovered that libunity-webapps improperly handled certain hash tables. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libunity-webapps to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-4551
MD5 | fb9f942171a818af5f74502c9462c55e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1635-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1635-1
November 21, 2012

libunity-webapps vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10

Summary:

libunity-webapps could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a malicious website.

Software Description:
- libunity-webapps: UnityWebapps library

Details:

It was discovered that libunity-webapps improperly handled certain hash
tables. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libunity-webapps
to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
libunity-webapps0 2.4.1-0ubuntu3.2

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1635-1
CVE-2012-4551

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libunity-webapps/2.4.1-0ubuntu3.2
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