libupnp: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201403-06

Multiple buffer overflow flaws in libupnp may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-libs/libupnp on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.6.18
Unaffected versions >= 1.6.18

Background

libupnp is a portable, open source, UPnP development kit.

Description

Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in libupnp. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libupnp users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libupnp-1.6.18"
 

References

Release Date
March 26, 2014

Latest Revision
March 26, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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