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Secunia Security Advisory 32860

Secunia Security Advisory 32860
Posted Nov 25, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Ubuntu has issued an update for webkit. This fixes a vulnerability, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 32860

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TITLE:
Ubuntu update for webkit

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA32860

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/32860/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
DoS, System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Ubuntu Linux 8.10
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/20299/

DESCRIPTION:
Ubuntu has issued an update for webkit. This fixes a vulnerability,
which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise
a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a use-after-free error when
handling CSS import statements and can potentially be exploited to
execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted website.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages.

-- Ubuntu 8.10 --

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/webkit/webkit_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5: 21219 e7f04089c687141f512cb5066d1a1c30
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/webkit/webkit_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 1538 23427df68878b3540e082d778cf74ed2
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/webkit/webkit_1.0.1.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 13418752 4de68a5773998bea14e8939aa341c466

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-dev_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_all.deb
Size/MD5: 33888 3d3e394977eb1a52a81694786831075b

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1-dbg_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 62588488 b87a1a306e88f330a034de2374f08998
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 3498192 08f5383449a42b900a7a541a50f309d7

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1-dbg_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 62196494 3b3c6e6c871e45ebda20daeb377c261b
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 3012354 f1528e6e6dedd94de7cf80bc8cf00c83

lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1-dbg_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_lpia.deb
Size/MD5: 62283008 74002deca41e5eb530475b1b8162948c
http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_lpia.deb
Size/MD5: 2965064 a7e3b539e899ad5b1fae915f9da5fce2

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1-dbg_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 64792472 dcaf2d61a355ef62a6bdc423aa68bbe2
http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 3291430 50b79b1e9dfd831cd4fb3ffeb6342ec8

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC):

http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1-dbg_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5: 63702930 9a411dc78d88cdeadf1e105eafa84b31
http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/w/webkit/libwebkit-1.0-1_1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5: 3495810 b945ea2113760479bdc8be11aafe0272

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
USN-676-1:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2008-November/000786.html

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