========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1181-1 July 28, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
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.
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