[USN-6431-3] iperf3 vulnerability

Jorge Sancho Larraz jorge.sancho.larraz at canonical.com
Mon Oct 16 16:11:18 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6431-3
October 16, 2023

iperf3 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


iperf3 could be made to to stop responding if it received specially
crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- iperf3: Internet Protocol bandwidth measuring tool


USN-6431-1 fixed a vulnerability in iperf3. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

  Jorge Sancho Larraz discovered that iperf3 did not properly manage certain
  inputs, which could cause the server process to stop responding, waiting
  for input on the control connection. A remote attacker could possibly use
  this issue to cause a denial of service. (LP: #2038654)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   iperf3                          3.9-1+deb11u1ubuntu0.1~esm1
   libiperf0                       3.9-1+deb11u1ubuntu0.1~esm1

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


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