USN-1635-1: libunity-webapps vulnerability
21 November 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
libunity-webapps could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.
- libunity-webapps - UnityWebapps library
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.