[USN-1181-1] libsoup2.4 vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-08-01T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1181-1 July 28, 2011

libsoup2.4 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


An attacker could send crafted URLs to a SoupServer application and obtain unintended access to files.

Software Description: - libsoup2.4: HTTP client/server library for GNOME


It was discovered that libsoup did not properly validate its input when processing SoupServer requests. A remote attacker could exploit this to access files via directory traversal.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04: libsoup2.4-1 2.34.0-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 10.10: libsoup2.4-1 2.31.92-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libsoup2.4-1 2.30.2-0ubuntu0.2

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that use libsoup to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1181-1 CVE-2011-2524

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.34.0-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.31.92-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.30.2-0ubuntu0.2