Oracle Linux 7 : libsoup (ELSA-2017-2459)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102409


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2459 :

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.


Update the affected libsoup packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102409

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-2459.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/11

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsoup, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libsoup-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2885

OSVDB: 163055

RHSA: 2017:2459