USN-2895-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

18 February 2016

oxide-qt vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • 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

The DOM implementation in Chromium did not properly restrict frame-attach operations from occurring during or after frame-detach operations. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass same-origin restrictions. (CVE-2016-1623)

An integer underflow was discovered in Brotli. 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 application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2016-1624)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.12.6-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.12.6-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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