Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 : webkit vulnerabilities (USN-836-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41606

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that WebKit did not properly handle certain SVGPathList data structures. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2009-0945)

Several flaws were discovered in the WebKit browser and JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2009-1687, CVE-2009-1690, CVE-2009-1698, CVE-2009-1711, CVE-2009-1725)

It was discovered that WebKit did not prevent the loading of local Java applets. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1712).

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 libwebkit-1.0-1, libwebkit-1.0-1-dbg and / or libwebkit-dev packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/836-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41606

File Name: ubuntu_USN-836-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebkit-1.0-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebkit-1.0-1-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebkit-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0945, CVE-2009-1687, CVE-2009-1690, CVE-2009-1698, CVE-2009-1711, CVE-2009-1712, CVE-2009-1725

BID: 34924, 35271, 35309, 35318

USN: 836-1

CWE: 94, 189, 399