Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : libsoup2.4 vulnerability (USN-3383-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 102417
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAleksandar 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gir1.2-soup-2.4, libsoup-gnome2.4-1 and / or libsoup2.4-1 packages.