Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 : webkit vulnerabilities (USN-836-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that WebKit did not properly handle certain
SVGPathList data structures. If a user were tricked into viewing a
malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2009-0945)

Several flaws were discovered in the WebKit browser and JavaScript
engines. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a
remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2009-1687, CVE-2009-1690, CVE-2009-1698, CVE-2009-1711,
CVE-2009-1725)

It was discovered that WebKit did not prevent the loading of local
Java applets. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website,
an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1712).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libwebkit-1.0-1, libwebkit-1.0-1-dbg and / or
libwebkit-dev packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41606 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34924
35271
35309
35318

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0945
CVE-2009-1687
CVE-2009-1690
CVE-2009-1698
CVE-2009-1711
CVE-2009-1712
CVE-2009-1725