USN-3708-1: OpenSLP vulnerabilities

09 July 2018

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

Releases

Packages

  • openslp-dfsg - Service Location Protocol library

Details

It was discovered that OpenSLP incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSLP to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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