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libsoup "soup_headers_parse()" Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2007-01-15    Views:  9,539

Secunia Advisory SA23734

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Roland Lezuo and Josselin Mouette have reported a vulnerability in libsoup, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the "soup_headers_parse()" function in soup-headers.c. This can be exploited to crash an application using the library by sending specially crafted HTTP requests.


Solution:
Fixed in version 2.2.99.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Roland Lezuo and Josselin Mouette

Original Advisory:
http://www.us.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1248

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=391970

Deep Links:
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