USN-2780-2: MiniUPnP vulnerability

23 October 2015

miniupnpc vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 15.10


An application using the MiniUPnP library could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • miniupnpc - UPnP IGD client lightweight library


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.

Original advisory details:

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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10
libminiupnpc10 - 1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart applications using the MiniUPnP library to make all the necessary changes.