Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : miniupnpc vulnerability (USN-3298-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100414


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libminiupnpc10 and / or libminiupnpc8 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100414

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3298-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/25

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libminiupnpc10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libminiupnpc8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8798

OSVDB: 157310

USN: 3298-1