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

high Nessus Plugin ID 106534

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3551-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106534

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3551-1.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/31/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/27/2017

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

USN: 3551-1