Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : webkit2gtk regression (USN-3781-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118067

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3781-1 fixed vulnerabilities in WebKitGTK+. The updated package
was missing some header files, preventing certain applications from
building. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details :

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3781-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118067

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3781-2.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/11

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:18.04:-:lts

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/10

Reference Information

USN: 3781-2