MiniUPnP Security Update for Ubuntu
Posted on: 02/08/2018 09:54 AM

Updated MiniUPnP packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 17.10

MiniUPnP Security Update for Ubuntu


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3562-1
February 07, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 17.10
- 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 17.10:
libminiupnpc10 1.9.20140610-4ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libminiupnpc10 1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.16.04.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libminiupnpc8 1.6-3ubuntu2.14.04.4

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3562-1
CVE-2017-1000494

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/miniupnpc/1.9.20140610-4ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/miniupnpc/1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.16.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/miniupnpc/1.6-3ubuntu2.14.04.4




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