RHEL 7 : libsoup (RHSA-2017:2459)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An update for libsoup is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The libsoup packages provide an HTTP client and server library for
GNOME.

Security Fix(es) :

* A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was discovered within the HTTP
processing of libsoup. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to
cause a crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code by sending a
specially crafted HTTP request to a server using the libsoup HTTP
server functionality or by tricking a user into connecting to a
malicious HTTP server with an application using the libsoup HTTP
client functionality. (CVE-2017-2885)

Red Hat would like to thank Aleksandar Nikolic (Cisco Talos) for
reporting this issue.

See also :

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-2459.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-2885.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102412 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2885

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