[USN-2780-2] MiniUPnP vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-10-25T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2780-2 October 23, 2015

miniupnpc vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 15.10


An application using the MiniUPnP library could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description: - miniupnpc: UPnP IGD client lightweight library


USN-2780-1 fixed a vulnerability in the MiniUPnP library in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 15.04. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 15.10.

Original advisory details:

Aleksandar Nikolic discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the XML parser functionality of the MiniUPnP library. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user running an application that uses the MiniUPnP library.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 15.10: libminiupnpc10 1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2

After a standard system update you need to restart applications using the MiniUPnP library to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2780-2 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2780-1 CVE-2015-6031

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/miniupnpc/1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2

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