USN-4152-1: libsoup vulnerability

9 October 2019

libsoup2.4 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary

libsoup could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • libsoup2.4 - HTTP client/server library for GNOME

Details

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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
libsoup2.4-1 - 2.66.1-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libsoup2.4-1 - 2.62.1-1ubuntu0.4

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.

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