Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libsoup vulnerability (USN-411-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Roland Lezuo and Josselin Mouette discovered that the HTTP server code
in libsoup did not correctly verify request headers. Remote attackers
could crash applications using libsoup by sending a crafted HTTP
request, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libsoup2.2-8, libsoup2.2-dev and / or
libsoup2.2-doc packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28000 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5876