USN-3113-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

2 November 2016

oxide-qt vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Oxide.

Software Description

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

Details

It was discovered that a long running unload handler could cause an incognito profile to be reused in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-1586)

Multiple security vulnerabilities were discovered in Chromium. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, spoof an application’s URL bar, obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5181, CVE-2016-5182, CVE-2016-5185, CVE-2016-5186, CVE-2016-5187, CVE-2016-5188, CVE-2016-5189, CVE-2016-5192, CVE-2016-5194)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.18.3-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.18.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.18.3-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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.

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