Debian DSA-4558-1 : webkit2gtk - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 130524


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the webkit2gtk web engine :

- CVE-2019-8625 Sergei Glazunov discovered that maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting.

- CVE-2019-8720 Wen Xu discovered that maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.

- CVE-2019-8769 Pierre Reimertz discovered that visiting a maliciously crafted website may reveal browsing history.

- CVE-2019-8771 Eliya Stein discovered that maliciously crafted web content may violate iframe sandboxing policy.


Upgrade the webkit2gtk packages.

For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in version 2.26.1-3~deb10u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 130524

File Name: debian_DSA-4558.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/6/2019

Updated: 3/14/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-8771


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:webkit2gtk, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/18/2019

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 6/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-8625, CVE-2019-8720, CVE-2019-8769, CVE-2019-8771

DSA: 4558