Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 : libsoup vulnerability (USN-737-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the Base64 encoding functions in libsoup did
not properly handle large strings. If a user were tricked into
connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

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 : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38092 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34100

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0585

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