Ubuntu 3298-1: MiniUPnP vulnerability

    Date 24 May 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    MiniUPnP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3298-1
    May 24, 2017
    
    miniupnpc vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    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:
    
    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 versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.10:
      libminiupnpc10                  1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.16.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libminiupnpc10                  1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.16.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libminiupnpc8                   1.6-3ubuntu2.14.04.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3298-1
      CVE-2017-8798
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/miniupnpc/1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.16.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/miniupnpc/1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/miniupnpc/1.6-3ubuntu2.14.04.3
    
    
    

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