Remote code execution in WebKitGTK and WPE WebKit

Published: 2022-08-26
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-32893
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
WPE WebKit
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor WebKitGTK

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU66587

Risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-32893

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 in WebKit when processing HTML content. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted website, trick the victim into opening it, trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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


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Vulnerable software versions

WPE WebKit: 2.36.0 - 2.36.6

WebKitGTK+: 2.36.0 - 2.36.6

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?