[USN-3562-1] MiniUPnP vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Feb 7 20:02:17 UTC 2018

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

miniupnpc vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 17.10
- 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 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.


Package Information:

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