Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libsoup2.4 vulnerability (USN-1181-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55731


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that libsoup did not properly validate its input when processing SoupServer requests. A remote attacker could exploit this to access files via directory traversal.

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 libsoup2.4-1 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55731

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1181-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/07/29

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsoup2.4-1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2524

BID: 48926

USN: 1181-1