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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-2780-1 fixed a vulnerability in the MiniUPnP library in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 15.04. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 15.10.
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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SolutionUpdate the affected libminiupnpc10 package.