Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : webkit2gtk vulnerabilities (USN-3200-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKitGTK+
Web and JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked into viewing a
malicious 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.

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 libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 and / or
libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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