Remote code execution in WebKitGTK and WPE WebKit



Published: 2022-02-17 | Updated: 2022-11-13
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-22620
CWE-ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
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 critical risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU60520

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22620

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing HTML content in WebKit. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted web page, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

WebKitGTK+: 2.34.0 - 2.34.5

WPE WebKit: 2.34.0 - 2.34.5


CPE2.3 External links

http://webkitgtk.org/security/WSA-2022-0003.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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