WebKitGTK+: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201612-41

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in WebKitGTK+, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-libs/webkit-gtk on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.4.10-r200
Unaffected versions >= 2.4.10-r200

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. It offers WebKit’s full functionality and is useful in a wide range of systems from desktop computers to embedded systems like phones, tablets, and televisions. WebKitGTK+ is made by a lively community of developers and designers, who hope to bring the web platform to everyone. It’s the official web engine of the GNOME platform and is used in browsers such as Epiphany and Midori.

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker can use multiple vectors to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

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-2.4.10-r200"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2016

Latest Revision
December 13, 2016: 3

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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