ESB-2018.1405 - [Ubuntu] webkit2gtk: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2018-05-09

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                               ESB-2018.1405
                         WebKitGTK+ vulnerability
                                9 May 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           webkit2gtk
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-4200  

Reference:         ESB-2018.1398

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3640-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3640-1
May 08, 2018

webkit2gtk vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 17.10
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

A security issue was fixed in WebKitGTK+.

Software Description:
- - webkit2gtk: Web content engine library for GTK+

Details:

Ivan Fratric discovered that WebKitGTK+ incorrectly handled certain web
content. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote
attacker could possibly exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18     2.20.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37            2.20.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
  libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18     2.20.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37            2.20.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18     2.20.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37            2.20.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart any applications
that use WebKitGTK+, such as Epiphany, to make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3640-1
  CVE-2018-4200

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit2gtk/2.20.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit2gtk/2.20.2-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit2gtk/2.20.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

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