Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : webkit2gtk vulnerabilities (USN-3166-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96406


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


A large number of security issues were discovered in the WebKitGTK+ Web and JavaScript engines. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could exploit a variety of issues related to web browser security, including cross-site scripting attacks, denial of service attacks, and arbitrary code execution.

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.


Update the affected libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 and / or libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96406

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3166-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/11

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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


Base Score: 9.6

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2017/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4613, CVE-2016-4657, CVE-2016-4666, CVE-2016-4707, CVE-2016-4728, CVE-2016-4733, CVE-2016-4734, CVE-2016-4735, CVE-2016-4759, CVE-2016-4760, CVE-2016-4761, CVE-2016-4762, CVE-2016-4764, CVE-2016-4765, CVE-2016-4767, CVE-2016-4768, CVE-2016-4769, CVE-2016-7578

OSVDB: 143464, 144533, 144534, 144535, 144536, 144537, 144538, 144539, 144546, 144547, 144592, 144598, 144600, 146215, 146224, 146369, 146844, 146845

USN: 3166-1