#VU23171 Cross-site scripting


Published: 2019-12-02

Vulnerability identifier: #VU23171

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-8625

CWE-ID: CWE-79

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
WebKitGTK+
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications
WPE WebKit
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor: WebKitGTK
WPE WebKit

Description

The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data. A remote attacker can trick the victim to follow a specially crafted link and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user's browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

WebKitGTK+: 1.2.0 - 2.25.92

WPE WebKit: 0.1 - 2.25.91


CPE

External links
http://webkitgtk.org/security/WSA-2019-0005.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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