Debian Security Advisory

DLA-597-1 libupnp -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Aug 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 831857.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6255.
More information:

It has been discovered that libupnp's default behaviour allows anyone to write to the filesystem of the system running a libupnp-based server application.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.17-1.2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libupnp packages.

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