Fedora 24 : webkitgtk4 (2017-37f68e3534)

high Nessus Plugin ID 101991



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update addresses the following vulnerabilities :

- [CVE-2017-2538](https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cg i?name=CVE-2017-2538)

Additional fixes :

- Fix web process deadlock when seeking youtube videos.

- Fix blob downloads.

- Improve theme rendering performance when using GTK+ >= 3.20.

- Fix positioning of popup menus in Wayland.

- Fix JavaScriptCore crashes on big-endian architectures

- Fix a web process crash when page finishes loading in several websites.

- Fix the menu of select elements not showing in some cases under Wayland.

- Fix several crashes and rendering issues.

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


Update the affected webkitgtk4 package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101991

File Name: fedora_2017-37f68e3534.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/27/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:webkitgtk4, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:24

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 7/25/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2538