CentOS 7 : libsoup (CESA-2017:2459)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102764

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected libsoup packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d0ee3dec

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102764

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-2459.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/25

Updated: 2019/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-2885

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2885

RHSA: 2017:2459