WebKitGTK+ Security Advisory WSA-2018-0001

From: Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez <clopez@igalia.com>
To: webkit-gtk@lists.webkit.org <webkit-gtk@lists.webkit.org>
Cc: security@webkit.org,distributor-list@gnome.org,oss-security@lists.openwall.com,bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: WebKitGTK+ Security Advisory WSA-2018-0001
Date:


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WebKitGTK+ Security Advisory                               WSA-2018-0001
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Date reported      : January 10, 2018
Advisory ID        : WSA-2018-0001
Advisory URL       : https://webkitgtk.org/security/WSA-2018-0001.html
CVE identifiers    : CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715.

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in WebKitGTK+.

CVE-2017-5753
    Versions affected: WebKitGTK+ before 2.18.5.
    Credit to Jann Horn of Google Project Zero; and Paul Kocher in
    collaboration with Daniel Genkin of University of Pennsylvania and
    University of Maryland, Daniel Gruss of Graz University of
    Technology, Werner Haas of Cyberus Technology, Mike Hamburg of
    Rambus (Cryptography Research Division), Moritz Lipp of Graz
    University of Technology, Stefan Mangard of Graz University of
    Technology, Thomas Prescher of Cyberus Technology, Michael Schwarz
    of Graz University of Technology, and Yuval Yarom of University of
    Adelaide and Data61.
    Impact: Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution
    and branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of
    information to an attacker via a side-channel analysis. This variant
    of the Spectre vulnerability triggers the speculative execution by
    performing a bounds-check bypass. Description: Security improvements
    are included to mitigate the effects.

CVE-2017-5715
    Versions affected: WebKitGTK+ before 2.18.5.
    Credit to Jann Horn of Google Project Zero; and Paul Kocher in
    collaboration with Daniel Genkin of University of Pennsylvania and
    University of Maryland, Daniel Gruss of Graz University of
    Technology, Werner Haas of Cyberus Technology, Mike Hamburg of
    Rambus (Cryptography Research Division), Moritz Lipp of Graz
    University of Technology, Stefan Mangard of Graz University of
    Technology, Thomas Prescher of Cyberus Technology, Michael Schwarz
    of Graz University of Technology, and Yuval Yarom of University of
    Adelaide and Data61.
    Impact: Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution
    and branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of
    information to an attacker via a side-channel analysis. This variant
    of the Spectre vulnerability triggers the speculative execution by
    utilizing branch target injection. Description: Security
    improvements are included to mitigate the effects.


We recommend updating to the last stable version of WebKitGTK+. It is
the best way of ensuring that you are running a safe version of
WebKitGTK+. Please check our website for information about the last
stable releases.

Further information about WebKitGTK+ Security Advisories can be found
at: https://webkitgtk.org/security.html

The WebKitGTK+ team,
January 10, 2018





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