GLSA-201709-26 : libsoup: Arbitrary remote code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103485


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-26 (libsoup: Arbitrary remote code execution)

A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in libsoup.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by using specially crafted HTTP requests, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libsoup users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libsoup-2.56.1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103485

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201709-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/09/27

Modified: 2017/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libsoup, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/26

Reference Information

GLSA: 201709-26