USN-3236-1: Oxide vulnerabilities

29 March 2017

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


Several security issues were fixed in Oxide.

Software Description

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


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Chromium. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to obtain sensitive information, spoof application UI by causing the security status API or webview URL to indicate the wrong values, bypass security restrictions, cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5029, CVE-2017-5030, CVE-2017-5031, CVE-2017-5033, CVE-2017-5035, CVE-2017-5037, CVE-2017-5040, CVE-2017-5041, CVE-2017-5044, CVE-2017-5045, CVE-2017-5046)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.21.5-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.21.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
liboxideqtcore0 - 1.21.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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