Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : libsoup2.4 vulnerability (USN-1181-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55731
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libsoup2.4-1 package.