GLSA-201709-26 : libsoup: Arbitrary remote code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-26
(libsoup: Arbitrary remote code execution)

A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in libsoup.

Impact :

A remote attacker, by using specially crafted HTTP requests, could
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-2885
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-26

Solution :

All libsoup users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libsoup-2.56.1'
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103485 ()

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