Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : miniupnpc vulnerability (USN-2780-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86494
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Aleksandar Nikolic discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the XML parser functionality of the MiniUPnP library. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user running an application that uses the MiniUPnP library.

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Solution

Update the affected libminiupnpc10 and / or libminiupnpc8 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2780-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86494

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2780-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/21/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libminiupnpc10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libminiupnpc8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6031

USN: 2780-1