Ubuntu 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : libndp vulnerability (USN-2980-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91218
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJulien Bernard discovered that libndp incorrectly performed origin checks when receiving Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) messages. A remote attacker outside of the local network could use this issue to advertise a node as a router, causing a denial of service, or possibly to act as a man in the middle.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libndp0 package.