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USN-2280-1: MiniUPnPc vulnerability

16 July 2014

MiniUPnPc could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • miniupnpc - UPnP IGD client lightweight library client


It was discovered that MiniUPnPc incorrectly handled certain buffer
lengths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
applications using MiniUPnPc to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.