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USN-3701-1: libsoup vulnerability

3 July 2018

libsoup could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted input.



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


It was discovered that libsoup incorrectly handled certain cookie requests.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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