Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libsoup (MDKSA-2007:029)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24642


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The soup_headers_parse function in soup-headers.c for libsoup HTTP library before 2.2.99 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via malformed HTTP headers, probably involving missing fields or values.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24642

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-029.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64soup-2.2_7, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64soup-2.2_7-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64soup-2.2_8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64soup-2.2_8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsoup-2.2_7, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsoup-2.2_7-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsoup-2.2_8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsoup-2.2_8-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5876

MDKSA: 2007:029