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Ubuntu: Security update for WebKit

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. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1524-1
August 08, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Multiple security vulnerabilities were fixed in WebKit.

Software Description:
- webkit: Web content engine library for GTK+

Details:

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 versions:

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

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

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1524-1
 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, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1027283

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit/1.8.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
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