USN-1524-1: WebKit vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1524-1

8th August, 2012

webkit vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Multiple security vulnerabilities were fixed in WebKit.

Software description

  • webkit - Web content engine library for GTK+


A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKit browser and
JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious
website, a remote attacker could exploit a variety of issues related to web
browser security, including cross-site scripting attacks, denial of
service attacks, and arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0 1.8.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 1.8.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 1.8.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 1.8.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.


CVE-2011-3046, CVE-2011-3050, CVE-2011-3067, CVE-2011-3068, CVE-2011-3069, CVE-2011-3071, CVE-2011-3073, CVE-2011-3074, CVE-2011-3075, CVE-2011-3078, CVE-2012-0672, CVE-2012-3615, CVE-2012-3655, CVE-2012-3656, CVE-2012-3680, LP: 1027283