Scientific Linux Security Update : libsoup on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 102670


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


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)


Update the affected libsoup, libsoup-debuginfo and / or libsoup-devel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102670

File Name: sl_20170815_libsoup_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Modified: 2017/08/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2885