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USN-4970-1: GUPnP vulnerability

1 June 2021

GUPnP could allow unintended access to network services.

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Releases

Packages

  • gupnp - framework for creating UPnP devices and control points

Details

It was discovered that GUPnP incorrectly filtered local requests. If a user
were tricked into visiting a malicious website, a remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to perform actions against local UPnP services such
as obtaining or altering sensitive information.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04

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

References