Buffer overflow in WebKitGTK and WPE WebKit



Published: 2020-04-28 | Updated: 2020-07-29
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-3899
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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WebKitGTK+
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

WPE WebKit
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor WebKitGTK
WPE WebKit

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU26430

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3899

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error. A remote attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file or visit a malicious page, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

WebKitGTK+: 2.0.0 - 2.28.1

WPE WebKit: 2.19.93 - 2.28.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://webkitgtk.org/security/WSA-2020-0005.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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