Ubuntu 15.10 : miniupnpc vulnerability (USN-2780-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86566

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

USN-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.

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.

Solution

Update the affected libminiupnpc10 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2780-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86566

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2780-2.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/23

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2015/10/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6031

USN: 2780-2