Scientific Linux Security Update : libsoup on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

libsoup is an HTTP client/library implementation for GNOME.

A directory traversal flaw was found in libsoup's SoupServer. If an
application used SoupServer to implement an HTTP service, a remote
attacker who is able to connect to that service could use this flaw to
access any local files accessible to that application via a
specially-crafted request. (CVE-2011-2524)

All users of libsoup should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running
applications using libsoup's SoupServer must be restarted for the
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d6f9892c

Solution :

Update the affected libsoup, libsoup-debuginfo and / or libsoup-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61102 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2524