USN-1635-1: libunity-webapps vulnerability

21 November 2012

libunity-webapps vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10

Summary

libunity-webapps could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

Software Description

  • libunity-webapps - UnityWebapps library

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
libunity-webapps0 - 2.4.1-0ubuntu3.2

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.

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