WebKitGTK+: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201709-03

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

Affected Packages

net-libs/webkit-gtk on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.16.5
Unaffected versions >= 2.16.5

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.

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:

 # 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

Release Date
September 17, 2017

Latest Revision
September 17, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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