Debian DSA-3929-1 : libsoup2.4 - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 102370


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos discovered a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in libsoup2.4, a HTTP library implementation in C. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw by sending a specially crafted HTTP request to cause an application using the libsoup2.4 library to crash (denial of service), or potentially execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the libsoup2.4 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.48.0-1+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.56.0-2+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102370

File Name: debian_DSA-3929.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/11

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsoup2.4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2885

DSA: 3929