Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : libsoup vulnerability (USN-3701-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 110923


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


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

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 110923

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3701-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/5/2018

Updated: 10/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12910


Risk Factor: Critical

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: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup2.4-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gir1.2-soup-2.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup-gnome2.4-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup-gnome2.4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup2.4-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/3/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/5/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12910

USN: 3701-1