USN-1635-1: libunity-webapps vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1635-1

21st November, 2012

libunity-webapps vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10


libunity-webapps could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

Software description

  • libunity-webapps - UnityWebapps library


It was discovered that libunity-webapps improperly handled certain hash
tables. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause libunity-webapps
to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
libunity-webapps0 2.4.1-0ubuntu3.2

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.