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Debian: Security update for libsoup

It was discovered that libsoup2.4, a HTTP library implementation in C, is not properly validating input when processing requests made to SoupServer. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to access system files via a directory traversal attack. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2369-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                  Nico Golde
Dec 21th, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libsoup2.4
Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitization
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug     : 635837
CVE IDs        : CVE-2011-2524

It was discovered that libsoup2.4, a HTTP library implementation in C, is
not properly validating input when processing requests made to SoupServer.
A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to access system files via a
directory traversal attack.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.1-2+lenny1.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.30.2-1+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.34.3-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.34.3-1.


We recommend that you upgrade your libsoup2.4 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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