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An OpenSLP security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS and 14.04 ESM.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4919-1
April 19, 2021

openslp-dfsg vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


OpenSLP could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received
specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- openslp-dfsg: Service Location Protocol library


It was discovered that OpenSLP did not properly validate URLs. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSLP to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libslp1                         1.2.1-11ubuntu0.16.04.2

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  libslp1                         1.2.1-9ubuntu0.3+esm1

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


Package Information: