#VU71437 Buffer overflow in WebKitGTK+ and WPE WebKit


Published: 2023-01-23 | Updated: 2023-02-02

Vulnerability identifier: #VU71437

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-23517

CWE-ID: CWE-119

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 vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing HTML content in WebKit. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

WebKitGTK+: 2.38.0 - 2.38.3

WPE WebKit: 2.38.0 - 2.38.3


CPE

External links
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT213603
http://webkitgtk.org/security/WSA-2023-0001.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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