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USN-3298-2: MiniUPnP vulnerability

24 May 2017

MiniUPnP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

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Releases

Packages

  • miniupnpc - UPnP IGD client lightweight library

Details

USN-3298-1 fixed a vulnerability in MiniUPnP. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 17.04.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that MiniUPnP incorrectly handled memory. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service or possibly
execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user running an application
that uses the MiniUPnP library.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-3298-1: python-miniupnpc, libminiupnpc8, miniupnpc, libminiupnpc10, libminiupnpc-dev