Debian: DSA-2369-1: libsoup2.4 security update

    Date21 Dec 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that libsoup2.4, a HTTP library implementation in C, is not properly validating input when processing requests made to SoupServer. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to access system files via a directory traversal attack.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2369-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                  Nico Golde
    Dec 21th, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libsoup2.4
    Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitization
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian bug     : 635837
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2011-2524
    
    It was discovered that libsoup2.4, a HTTP library implementation in C, is
    not properly validating input when processing requests made to SoupServer.
    A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to access system files via a
    directory traversal attack.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.1-2+lenny1.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.30.2-1+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.34.3-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.34.3-1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libsoup2.4 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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