Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : libsoup2.4 vulnerability (USN-3701-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110923

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that libsoup incorrectly handled certain cookie requests. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected libsoup2.4-1 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110923

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3701-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/05

Modified: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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:17.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12910

USN: 3701-1