USN-1617-1: WebKit vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1617-1

25th October, 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 1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0 1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 1.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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-2011-3031, CVE-2011-3038, CVE-2011-3042, CVE-2011-3043, CVE-2011-3044, CVE-2011-3051, CVE-2011-3053, CVE-2011-3059, CVE-2011-3060, CVE-2011-3064, CVE-2011-3067, CVE-2011-3076, CVE-2011-3081, CVE-2011-3086, CVE-2011-3090, CVE-2012-1521, CVE-2012-3598, CVE-2012-3601, CVE-2012-3604, CVE-2012-3611, CVE-2012-3612, CVE-2012-3617, CVE-2012-3625, CVE-2012-3626, CVE-2012-3627, CVE-2012-3628, CVE-2012-3645, CVE-2012-3652, CVE-2012-3657, CVE-2012-3669, CVE-2012-3670, CVE-2012-3671, CVE-2012-3672, CVE-2012-3674, LP: 1058339