USN-2980-1: libndp vulnerability
17 May 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 15.10
libndp could be tricked into accepting an NDP message from outside the local network.
- libndp - Library for Neighbor Discovery Protocol
Julien 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.