[USN-2980-1] libndp vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue May 17 13:35:09 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2980-1
May 17, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 15.10
libndp could be tricked into accepting an NDP message from outside the
- libndp: Library for Neighbor Discovery Protocol
Julien Bernard discovered that libndp incorrectly performed origin checks
when receiving Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) messages. A remote
attacker outside of the local network could use this issue to advertise a
node as a router, causing a denial of service, or possibly to act as a man
in the middle.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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