Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : miniupnpc vulnerability (USN-3298-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 100414
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libminiupnpc10 and / or libminiupnpc8 packages.