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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-5876

Original release date: 01/16/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The soup_headers_parse function in soup-headers.c for libsoup HTTP library before 2.2.99 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via malformed HTTP headers, probably involving missing fields or values.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)
Not vulnerable. The vulnerable code is not used by any application likned with libsoup shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: BID
Name: 22034
External Source: XF
Name: libsoup-soupheadersparse-dos(31519)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 31667
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1248
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-411-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-109
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-965
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/libsoup/2.2/libsoup-2.2.99.news
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:029
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0173

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* cpe:/a:libsoup:libsoup:2.2.98

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