Remote code execution in GNOME Web (Epiphany)

Published: 2022-08-12
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-29536
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
GNOME Web (Epiphany)
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Gnome Development Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU66422

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-29536

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds write

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing a long page title in the ephy_string_shorten() function in the UI process. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted website, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


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Vulnerable software versions

GNOME Web (Epiphany): 41.0 - 41.3

CPE2.3 External links

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