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.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38092 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34100

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0585