USN-3352-1: nginx vulnerability

13 July 2017

nginx vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


nginx could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description

  • nginx - small, powerful, scalable web/proxy server


It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the range filter feature of nginx. A remote attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
nginx-common - 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
nginx-core - 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
nginx-extras - 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
nginx-full - 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
nginx-light - 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 16.10
nginx-common - 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
nginx-core - 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
nginx-extras - 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
nginx-full - 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
nginx-light - 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
nginx-common - 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
nginx-core - 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
nginx-extras - 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
nginx-full - 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
nginx-light - 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
nginx-common - 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8
nginx-core - 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8
nginx-extras - 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8
nginx-full - 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8
nginx-light - 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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