USN-1195-1: WebKit vulnerabilities

23 August 2011

webkit vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Multiple security vulnerabilities were fixed in WebKit.

Software Description

  • webkit - Web content engine library for GTK+


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 10.10
libwebkit-1.0-2 - 1.2.7-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libwebkit-1.0-2 - 1.2.7-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

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.