USN-676-1: WebKit vulnerability

24 November 2008

webkit vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software Description

  • webkit

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10
libwebkit-1.0-1 - 1.0.1-2ubuntu0.1

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.

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