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USN-2991-1: nginx vulnerability

2 June 2016

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



  • nginx - small, powerful, scalable web/proxy server


It was discovered that nginx incorrectly handled saving client request
bodies to temporary files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause nginx 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 16.04
Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04

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