Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : libsoup2.4 vulnerability (USN-3383-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102417


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


Aleksandar Nikolic discovered a stack based buffer overflow when handling chunked encoding. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gir1.2-soup-2.4, libsoup-gnome2.4-1 and / or libsoup2.4-1 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102417

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3383-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/11

Modified: 2017/08/16

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gir1.2-soup-2.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup-gnome2.4-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup2.4-1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/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

OSVDB: 163055

USN: 3383-1