USN-3015-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

30 June 2016

oxide-qt vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Oxide.

Software Description

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


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. (CVE-2016-1704)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.15.8-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 15.10
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.15.8-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.15.8-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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