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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86494


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


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.

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: Medium

ID: 86494

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2780-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/21

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6031

OSVDB: 127495

USN: 2780-1