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USN-4494-1: GUPnP vulnerability

15 September 2020

gupnp could be made to expose sensitive information or perform network attacks if it received specially crafted network traffic.

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Releases

Packages

  • gupnp - framework for creating UPnP devices and control points

Details

It was discovered that GUPnP incorrectly handled certain subscription
requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to exfiltrate
data or use GUPnP to perform DDoS attacks.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-4722-1: minidlna
  • USN-4734-1: wpasupplicant-udeb, wpagui, hostapd, wpa, wpasupplicant
  • USN-4734-2: wpasupplicant-udeb, wpagui, hostapd, wpa, wpasupplicant