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Unity Web Apps Library Exploits Fixed by Canonical for Ubuntu 12.10

On November 21, Canonical published details about UnityWebapps vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system.

According to Canonical, the UnityWebapps library could have been made to crash or to run programs as users log in, if it opened a malicious website.

It was discovered that libunity-webapps improperly handled certain hash tables. A remote attacker could use this problem to cause the UnityWebapps library to crash, or possibly to execut… (read more)

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