Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : webkit2gtk vulnerabilities (USN-3551-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106534


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


Multiple security issues were discovered in the WebKitGTK+ Web and JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, spoof the user interface, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-4088, CVE-2018-4096, CVE-2017-7153, CVE-2017-7160, CVE-2017-7161, CVE-2017-7165, CVE-2017-13884, CVE-2017-13885).

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.


Update the affected libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 and / or libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106534

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3551-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/31

Modified: 2018/02/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13884, CVE-2017-13885, CVE-2017-7153, CVE-2017-7160, CVE-2017-7161, CVE-2017-7165, CVE-2018-4088, CVE-2018-4096

OSVDB: 171493, 173317, 173318, 173493, 173529, 173530, 173531, 173532

USN: 3551-1