GLSA-201709-03 : WebKitGTK+: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103271


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-03 (WebKitGTK+: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in WebkitGTK+. Please review the references below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code via crafted web content.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All WebkitGTK+ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/webkit-gtk-2.16.5' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103271

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201709-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/09/18

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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:gentoo:linux:webkit-gtk, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2424, CVE-2017-2538

GLSA: 201709-03