Debian DLA-1416-1 : libsoup2.4 security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 110946


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that the Soup HTTP library performed insuffient validation of cookie requests which could result in an out-of-bounds memory read.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2.48.0-1+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libsoup2.4 packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 110946

File Name: debian_DLA-1416.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/9/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-soup-2.4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsoup-gnome2.4-1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsoup-gnome2.4-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsoup2.4-1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsoup2.4-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsoup2.4-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libsoup2.4-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/6/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12910