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WebKitGTK+ WebKitFaviconDatabase DoS



This module exploits a vulnerability in WebKitFaviconDatabase when pageURL is unset. If successful, it could lead to application crash, resulting in denial of service.


  • Dhiraj Mishra
  • Hardik Mehta
  • Zubin Devnani
  • Manuel Caballero


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/dos/http/webkitplus
msf auxiliary(webkitplus) > show actions
msf auxiliary(webkitplus) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(webkitplus) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(webkitplus) > run 

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