Security restriction bypass in WebKitGTK and WPE WebKit

Published: 2024-04-29
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2024-23271
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

WPE WebKit
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor WebKitGTK

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Security features bypass

EUVDB-ID: #VU89030

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2024-23271

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to a logic error in WebKit, which can lead to unexpected cross-origin behavior. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website and bypass implemented security restrictions.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

WebKitGTK+: All versions

WPE WebKit: All versions

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.