USN-676-1: WebKit vulnerability
24 November 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.10
It was discovered that WebKit did not properly handle Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) import statements. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could cause a browser crash and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any applications that use WebKit, such as Epiphany-webkit and Midori, to effect the necessary changes.