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    ArchLinux: 202004-17: webkit2gtk: arbitrary code execution

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    The package webkit2gtk before version 2.28.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202004-17
    ==========================================
    
    Severity: Critical
    Date    : 2020-04-19
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2020-11793
    Package : webkit2gtk
    Type    : arbitrary code execution
    Remote  : Yes
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1137
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package webkit2gtk before version 2.28.1-1 is vulnerable to
    arbitrary code execution.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 2.28.1-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "webkit2gtk>=2.28.1-1"
    
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 2.28.1.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    A use-after-free has been found in WebKitGTK before 2.2.8.1, where
    processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code
    execution or application crash (denial of service).
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the affected host via
    crafted web content.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://webkitgtk.org/security/WSA-2020-0004.html
    https://webkitgtk.org/security/WSA-2020-0004.html#CVE-2020-11793
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2020-11793
    
    

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