USN-3298-1: MiniUPnP vulnerability

24 May 2017

miniupnpc vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


MiniUPnP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • miniupnpc - UPnP IGD client lightweight library


It was discovered that MiniUPnP incorrectly handled memory. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service 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 16.10
libminiupnpc10 - 1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libminiupnpc10 - 1.9.20140610-2ubuntu2.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libminiupnpc8 - 1.6-3ubuntu2.14.04.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.