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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 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.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28000 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5876