USN-4152-1: libsoup vulnerability
9 October 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libsoup could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- libsoup2.4 - HTTP client/server library for GNOME
It was discovered that libsoup incorrectly handled parsing certain NTLM messages. If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.