Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libsoup (MDVSA-2009:081)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37334


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


An integer overflow in libsoup Base64 encoding and decoding functions enables attackers either to cause denial of service and to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2009-0585).

This update provides the fix for that security issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37334

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-081.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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_8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsoup-2.2_8-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0585

BID: 34100

OSVDB: 52961

MDVSA: 2009:081

CWE: 189