Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libsoup vulnerability (USN-411-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28000


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


Roland Lezuo and Josselin Mouette discovered that the HTTP server code in libsoup did not correctly verify request headers. Remote attackers could crash applications using libsoup by sending a crafted HTTP request, resulting in 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 libsoup2.2-8, libsoup2.2-dev and / or libsoup2.2-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28000

File Name: ubuntu_USN-411-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup2.2-8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup2.2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup2.2-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5876

OSVDB: 31667

USN: 411-1