WebKitGTK+: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201712-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in WebKitGTK+, the worst of which may lead to arbitrary code execution.

Affected Packages

net-libs/webkit-gtk on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.18.3
Unaffected versions >= 2.18.3

Background

WebKitGTK+ is a full-featured port of the WebKit rendering engine, suitable for projects requiring any kind of web integration, from hybrid HTML/CSS applications to full-fledged web browsers.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in WebKitGTK+. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

By enticing a victim to visit maliciously crafted web content, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution

All WebKitGTK+ users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/webkit-gtk-2.18.3"
 

References

Release Date
December 14, 2017

Latest Revision
December 14, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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