Scientific Linux Security Update : libsoup on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60547


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


An integer overflow flaw which caused a heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in libsoup's Base64 encoding routine. An attacker could use this flaw to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. This arbitrary code would execute with the privileges of the application using libsoup's Base64 routine to encode large, untrusted inputs.

All running applications using the affected library function (such as Evolution configured to connect to the GroupWise back-end) must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60547

File Name: sl_20090316_libsoup_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0585

CWE: 189