Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libsoup vulnerability (USN-411-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28000
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionRoland 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libsoup2.2-8, libsoup2.2-dev and / or libsoup2.2-doc packages.