RHEL 7 : libsoup (RHSA-2017:2459)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102412


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


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, libsoup-debuginfo and / or libsoup-devel packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102412

File Name: redhat-RHSA-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:redhat:enterprise_linux:libsoup, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libsoup-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libsoup-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

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

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