Fedora 28 : webkit2gtk3 (2018-e2e8a07a01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 120860



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.22 series.

- [CVE-2018-4437](https://www.webkitgtk.org/security/WSA-2 018-0009.html#CVE-2018-4437)

-- Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.

- Improved the logic to determine for which architectures to enable the JIT compiler support and USE_SYSTEM_MALLOC at build time.

- Fix the build with ENABLE_VIDEO=OFF and ENABLE_OPENGL=OFF.

- Fix several crashes.

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 webkit2gtk3 package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120860

File Name: fedora_2018-e2e8a07a01.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/3/2019

Updated: 1/6/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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


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:fedoraproject:fedora:webkit2gtk3, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:28

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/3/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-4437