GLSA-201701-52 : libupnp: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 96687


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-52 (libupnp: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libupnp. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attack could arbitrarily write files to a users file system, cause a Denial of Service condition, or execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libupnp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libupnp-1.6.21'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96687

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-52.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/23

Modified: 2017/03/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/23

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 201701-52

TRA: TRA-2017-10