Debian DSA-3736-1 : libupnp - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96015
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two vulnerabilities were discovered in libupnp, a portable SDK for UPnP devices.

- CVE-2016-6255 Matthew Garret discovered that libupnp by default allows any user to write to the filesystem of the host running a libupnp-based server application.

- CVE-2016-8863 Scott Tenaglia discovered a heap buffer overflow vulnerability, that can lead to denial of service or remote code execution.


Upgrade the libupnp packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1:1.6.19+git20141001-1+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96015

File Name: debian_DSA-3736.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/20/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libupnp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6255, CVE-2016-8863

DSA: 3736

TRA: TRA-2017-10