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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3166-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3166-1
Posted Jan 10, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3166-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, web, denial of service, arbitrary, javascript, code execution, xss
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-4613, CVE-2016-4657, CVE-2016-4666, CVE-2016-4707, CVE-2016-4728, CVE-2016-4733, CVE-2016-4734, CVE-2016-4735, CVE-2016-4759, CVE-2016-4760, CVE-2016-4761, CVE-2016-4762, CVE-2016-4764, CVE-2016-4765, CVE-2016-4767, CVE-2016-4768, CVE-2016-4769, CVE-2016-7578
MD5 | 9bf4975471e04a5e72cc93a88383ed32

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3166-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3166-1
January 10, 2017

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 2.14.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 2.14.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

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-3166-1
CVE-2016-4613, CVE-2016-4657, CVE-2016-4666, CVE-2016-4707,
CVE-2016-4728, CVE-2016-4733, CVE-2016-4734, CVE-2016-4735,
CVE-2016-4759, CVE-2016-4760, CVE-2016-4761, CVE-2016-4762,
CVE-2016-4764, CVE-2016-4765, CVE-2016-4767, CVE-2016-4768,
CVE-2016-4769, CVE-2016-7578

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit2gtk/2.14.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1


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