GLSA-201801-08 : MiniUPnPc: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105634

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-08 (MiniUPnPc: Arbitrary code execution)

An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the XML parser functionality of the MiniUPnP library.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to connect to a malicious server, could cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running a MiniUPnPc linked application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MiniUPnPc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/miniupnpc-2.0.20170509'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105634

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201801-08.nasl

Version: Revision: 3.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/08

Updated: 2018/01/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:miniupnpc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6031

GLSA: 201801-08