ESB-2018.0394 - [Ubuntu] libminiupnpc10: Denial of service - Existing account - 2018-02-08


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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2018.0394
                         MiniUPnP vulnerabilities
                              8 February 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           libminiupnpc10
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1000494  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3562-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3562-1

7th February, 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


Summary

MiniUPnP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted
network traffic.


Software description

    miniupnpc - UPnP IGD client lightweight library


Details

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
version:

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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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


References

CVE-2017-1000494

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