USN-1006-1: WebKit vulnerabilities

19 October 2010

webkit vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10


Software Description

  • webkit


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.

Please consult the bug listed at the top of this advisory to get the exact list of CVE numbers fixed for each release.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
libwebkit-1.0-2 - 1.2.5-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libwebkit-1.0-2 - 1.2.5-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
Ubuntu 9.10
libwebkit-1.0-2 - 1.2.5-0ubuntu0.9.10.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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.