#VU23171 Cross-site scripting in WebKitGTK+ and WPE WebKit

Published: 2019-12-02

Vulnerability identifier: #VU23171

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-8625


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability:

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

Vendor: WebKitGTK


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.

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Vulnerable software versions

WebKitGTK+: 1.2.0 - 2.25.92

WPE WebKit: 0.1 - 2.25.91

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