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USN-3383-1: libsoup vulnerability

10 August 2017

Applications using libsoup could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received specially crafted network traffic.



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


Aleksandar Nikolic discovered a stack based buffer overflow when
handling chunked encoding. An attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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