Ubuntu 3701-1: libsoup vulnerability

    Date03 Jul 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    5363
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    libsoup could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3701-1
    July 03, 2018
    
    libsoup2.4 vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 17.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    libsoup could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted
    input.
    
    Software Description:
    - libsoup2.4: HTTP client/server library for GNOME
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that libsoup incorrectly handled certain cookie
    requests. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of
    service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libsoup2.4-1                    2.62.1-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 17.10:
      libsoup2.4-1                    2.60.1-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libsoup2.4-1                    2.52.2-1ubuntu0.3
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libsoup2.4-1                    2.44.2-1ubuntu2.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3701-1
      CVE-2018-12910
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.62.1-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.60.1-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.52.2-1ubuntu0.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.44.2-1ubuntu2.3
    
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