USN-737-1: libsoup vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-737-1

16th March, 2009

libsoup vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • libsoup


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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10:
libsoup2.2-8 2.2.100-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libsoup2.2-8 2.2.93-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.