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Home » Security Advisories» Ubuntu » MiniUPnP vulnerability

MiniUPnP vulnerability

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3298-1
  • Date: May 24, 2017

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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