USN-2877-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

27 January 2016

oxide-qt vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Oxide.

Software Description

  • oxide-qt - Web browser engine library for Qt (QML plugin)

Details

A bad cast was discovered in V8. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via renderer crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the sandboxed render process. (CVE-2016-1612)

An issue was discovered when initializing the UnacceleratedImageBufferSurface class in Blink. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-1614)

An issue was discovered with the CSP implementation in Blink. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to determine whether specific HSTS sites had been visited by reading a CSP report. (CVE-2016-1617)

An issue was discovered with random number generator in Blink. An attacker could potentially exploit this to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms. (CVE-2016-1618)

Multiple security issues were discovered in Chromium. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to read uninitialized memory, cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2016-1620)

Multiple security issues were discovered in V8. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to read uninitialized memory, cause a denial of service via renderer crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the sandboxed render process. (CVE-2016-2051)

Multiple security issues were discovered in Harfbuzz. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via renderer crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the sandboxed render process. (CVE-2016-2052)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
Ubuntu 15.04
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.12.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References