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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 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).

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41606 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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