Ubuntu 3298-1: MiniUPnP vulnerability

    Date 24 May 2017
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    MiniUPnP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3298-1
    May 24, 2017
    miniupnpc vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    MiniUPnP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
    crafted network traffic.
    Software Description:
    - miniupnpc: UPnP IGD client lightweight library
    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.
    Package Information:

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