GLSA-201701-41 : MiniUPnPc: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96575


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-41 (MiniUPnPc: Buffer overflow)

An out-of-bounds read was discovered in the getHTTPResponse function in miniwget.c in MiniUPnPc.
Impact :

Remote attackers, through specially crafted headers, could cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MiniUPnPc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/miniupnpc-1.9.20150427'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96575

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-41.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/18

Modified: 2017/01/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:miniupnpc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3985

GLSA: 201701-41