Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libsoup (MDVSA-2012:036)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58475


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libsoup :

Directory traversal vulnerability in soup-uri.c in SoupServer in libsoup before 2.35.4 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a \%2e\%2e (encoded dot dot) in a URI (CVE-2011-2524).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58475

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-036.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/26

Modified: 2014/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64soup-2.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64soup-2.4_1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsoup-2.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsoup-2.4_1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2524

BID: 48926

MDVSA: 2012:036