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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201709-26 ] libsoup Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libsoup: Arbitrary remote code execution (GLSA 201709-26)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-09-26
Bug(s): #627466
ID: 201709-26

Synopsis

A vulnerability in libsoup might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.



Background

libsoup is an HTTP client/server library for GNOME.

Affected Packages

Package: net-libs/libsoup
Vulnerable: < 2.56.1
Unaffected: >= 2.56.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in libsoup.

Impact

A remote attacker, by using specially crafted HTTP requests, could
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libsoup users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libsoup-2.56.1"
   
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.


References

CVE-2017-2885
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