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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201709-03 ] WebKitGTK+ Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: WebKitGTK+: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201709-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-09-17
Bug(s): #622442
ID: 201709-03

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in WebkitGTK+, the worst
of which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Background

WebKitGTK+ is a full-featured port of the WebKit rendering engine,
suitable for projects requiring any kind of web integration, offers
Webkit’s full functionality and is used on a wide range of systems.


Affected Packages

Package: net-libs/webkit-gtk
Vulnerable: < 2.16.5
Unaffected: >= 2.16.5
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in WebkitGTK+. Please
review the references below for details.


Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code via crafted web content.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All WebkitGTK+ users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/webkit-gtk-2.16.5"
   
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.


References


CVE-2017-2424


CVE-2017-2538

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