RHEL 4 / 5 : libsoup (RHSA-2009:0344)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated libsoup and evolution28-libsoup packages that fix a security
issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

libsoup is an HTTP client/library implementation for GNOME written in
C. It was originally part of a SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)
implementation called Soup, but the SOAP and non-SOAP parts have now
been split into separate packages.

An integer overflow flaw which caused a heap-based buffer overflow was
discovered in libsoup's Base64 encoding routine. An attacker could use
this flaw to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. This
arbitrary code would execute with the privileges of the application
using libsoup's Base64 routine to encode large, untrusted inputs.
(CVE-2009-0585)

All users of libsoup and evolution28-libsoup should upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this
issue. All running applications using the affected library function
(such as Evolution configured to connect to the GroupWise back-end)
must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-0585.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0344.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35944 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34100

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0585