USN-3708-1: OpenSLP vulnerabilities

9 July 2018

openslp-dfsg vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

Software Description

  • openslp-dfsg - Service Location Protocol library


It was discovered that OpenSLP incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSLP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libslp1 - 1.2.1-11ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libslp1 - 1.2.1-9ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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