[USN-6232-1] wkhtmltopdf vulnerability

Camila Camargo de Matos camila.camargodematos at canonical.com
Thu Jul 20 20:50:28 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6232-1
July 20, 2023

wkhtmltopdf vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


wkhtmltopdf could be made to expose sensitive information if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- wkhtmltopdf: Command line utility to convert html to pdf using WebKit


It was discovered that wkhtmltopdf was not properly enforcing the
same-origin policy when processing certain HTML files. If a user or
automated system using wkhtmltopdf were tricked into processing a
specially crafted HTML file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to
expose sensitive information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
wkhtmltopdf 0.12.5-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
wkhtmltopdf 0.12.4-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
wkhtmltopdf 0.9.9-4ubuntu0.1~esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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