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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
14 February 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-6215 CVE-2019-6212
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3889-1
February 13, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 18.10
- - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in WebKitGTK+.
- - webkit2gtk: Web content engine library for GTK+
A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKitGTK+ Web
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart any applications
that use WebKitGTK+, such as Epiphany, to make all the necessary changes.
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