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.
- 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.