Ubuntu USN-737-1 (libsoup)

Published: 2009-03-19 23:52:38
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Technical Details:
It was discovered that the Base64 encoding functions in libsoup did not properly handle large strings. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to libsoup announced via advisory USN-737-1.

Recommendations:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following Linux Distribution Package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: libsoup2.2-8 2.2.93-0ubuntu1.2 Ubuntu 7.10: libsoup2.2-8 2.2.100-1ubuntu0.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-737-1

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0585
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0135
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0136
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4564
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0538
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2004-2761

References:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-737-1/

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3

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