Debian DSA-2369-1 : libsoup2.4 - insufficient input sanitization

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57509


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that libsoup, a HTTP library implementation in C, is not properly validating input when processing requests made to SoupServer. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to access system files via a directory traversal attack.


Upgrade the libsoup2.4 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.1-2+lenny1.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.30.2-1+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57509

File Name: debian_DSA-2369.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/12

Updated: 2018/11/10

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:debian:debian_linux:libsoup2.4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2524

BID: 48926

DSA: 2369