Debian DLA-3320-1 : webkit2gtk - LTS security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 171690


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


The remote Debian 10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-3320 advisory.

- A type confusion issue was addressed with improved checks. (CVE-2023-23529)

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


Upgrade the webkit2gtk packages.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 2.38.5-1~deb10u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 171690

File Name: debian_DLA-3320.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/21/2023

Updated: 3/9/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-23529


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:gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-webkit2-4.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37-gtk2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:webkit2gtk-driver, 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: 2/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 3/7/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-23529