Scientific Linux Security Update : libsoup on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61102


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


libsoup is an HTTP client/library implementation for GNOME.

A directory traversal flaw was found in libsoup's SoupServer. If an application used SoupServer to implement an HTTP service, a remote attacker who is able to connect to that service could use this flaw to access any local files accessible to that application via a specially crafted request. (CVE-2011-2524)

All users of libsoup should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running applications using libsoup's SoupServer must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected libsoup, libsoup-debuginfo and / or libsoup-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61102

File Name: sl_20110728_libsoup_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

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: 2011/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2524