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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201801-08 ] MiniUPnPc: Arbitrary code execution
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:58:28
Message-Id: 3703746.ED79X6X1tF@localhost.localdomain
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201801-08
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: MiniUPnPc: Arbitrary code execution
     Date: January 07, 2018
     Bugs: #562684
       ID: 201801-08

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in MiniUPnPc might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The client library, enabling applications to access the services
provided by an UPnP "Internet Gateway Device" present on the network.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-libs/miniupnpc        < 2.0.20170509         >= 2.0.20170509 

Description
===========

An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the XML parser
functionality of the MiniUPnP library.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to connect to a malicious server,
could cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running a MiniUPnPc linked application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All MiniUPnPc users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=net-libs/miniupnpc-2.0.20170509"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2015-6031
      https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-6031

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-08

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

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