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|0001997||Gnome Inform application||[IDEs] Installation and Platform Issues||public||2017-02-24 15:22||2018-01-06 08:56|
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|Summary||0001997: Gnome IDE should use a newer webkit|
|Description||The GNOME IDE for inform currently uses an old version of webkitgtk with several known security vulnerabilities.|
Using Inform 7 as an attack vector seems unlikely, so I don't think this is a severe issue from that perspective. However, more and more applications are moving to a more recent webkitgtk, and distros will probably drop support for the old version eventually. I've already heard talk of that in Arch, though they are obviously generally ahead of other distros for that sort of thing.
So I think it would be beneficial to look into what would be necessary to eventually port the Gnome IDE to use webkit2.
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|Agreed, would be nice. A prerequisite for this is first using a newer GTK.|
I note here that, as of release 27, Fedora no longer distributes earlier versions of WebKit:
See also the consequent report on this issue here:
There is a workaround at the moment (linking to the missing libraries, which are bundled with another application in the Fedora software repos), but gnome-inform7 as currently distributed will not function on current and future releases of Fedora "out of the box."
|2017-02-24 15:22||aaronbp||New Issue|
|2017-10-07 14:38||pchimento||Assigned To||=> pchimento|
|2017-10-07 14:38||pchimento||Status||new => assigned|
|2017-10-07 14:38||pchimento||Note Added: 0004729|
|2018-01-06 08:56||patrick||Note Added: 0004761|
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