Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 : WebKitGTK vulnerabilities (USN-4894-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 148891
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4894-1 advisory.

- A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management. This issue is fixed in macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, watchOS 7.1, iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, iCloud for Windows 11.5, Safari 14.0.1, tvOS 14.2, iTunes 12.11 for Windows. Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.
(CVE-2020-27918)

- Clear History and Website Data did not clear the history. The issue was addressed with improved data deletion. This issue is fixed in macOS Big Sur 11.1, Security Update 2020-001 Catalina, Security Update 2020-007 Mojave, iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3, tvOS 14.3. A user may be unable to fully delete browsing history. (CVE-2020-29623)

- This issue was addressed with improved iframe sandbox enforcement. This issue is fixed in macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave. Maliciously crafted web content may violate iframe sandboxing policy. (CVE-2021-1765)

- A type confusion issue was addressed with improved state handling. This issue is fixed in macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave, tvOS 14.4, watchOS 7.3, iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4, Safari 14.0.3. Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2021-1789)

- A port redirection issue was addressed with additional port validation. This issue is fixed in macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave, tvOS 14.4, watchOS 7.3, iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4, Safari 14.0.3. A malicious website may be able to access restricted ports on arbitrary servers. (CVE-2021-1799)

- This issue was addressed with improved iframe sandbox enforcement. This issue is fixed in macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave, watchOS 7.3, tvOS 14.4, iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4. Maliciously crafted web content may violate iframe sandboxing policy. (CVE-2021-1801)

- A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions. This issue is fixed in macOS Big Sur 11.2, Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave, iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4. A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.. (CVE-2021-1870)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4894-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 148891

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4894-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/21/2021

Updated: 1/18/2022

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-1870

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gir1.2-webkit2-4.0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37-gtk2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:webkit2gtk-driver

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/31/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27918, CVE-2020-29623, CVE-2021-1765, CVE-2021-1789, CVE-2021-1799, CVE-2021-1801, CVE-2021-1870

USN: 4894-1