[USN-4152-1] libsoup vulnerability

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[USN-4152-1] libsoup vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers-3
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4152-1
October 09, 2019

libsoup2.4 vulnerability
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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

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4152-1
  CVE-2019-17266

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.66.1-1ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsoup2.4/2.62.1-1ubuntu0.4


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