USN-737-1: libsoup vulnerability
16 March 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
It was discovered that the Base64 encoding functions in libsoup did not properly handle large strings. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
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 upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.