Out-of-bounds read in webkit2gtk (Alpine package)



Published: 2020-07-29
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-9894
CWE-ID CWE-125
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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webkit2gtk (Alpine package)
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Vendor Alpine Linux Development Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU32967

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9894

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

webkit2gtk (Alpine package): 2.28.3-r0


CPE2.3 External links

http://git.alpinelinux.org/aports/commit/?id=fe214188a195f5576002285361735b8d7861fe87
http://git.alpinelinux.org/aports/commit/?id=9b09c5117dcccee35e6c8387d68aeec904a8da77

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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