Ubuntu Security Update USN-3298-2: MiniUPnP vulnerability

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3298-2


24th May, 2017

miniupnpc vulnerability


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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
Summary


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

Software description

  • 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.

Update instructions


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

Ubuntu 17.04:
libminiupnpc10 1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.17.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References


CVE-2017-8798

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