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USN-737-1: libsoup vulnerability

16 March 2009

libsoup vulnerability




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 versions:

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 6.06

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