Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : memcached vulnerabilities (USN-2080-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Stefan Bucur discovered that Memcached incorrectly handled certain
large body lengths. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
Memcached to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4971)

Jeremy Sowden discovered that Memcached incorrectly handled logging
certain details when the -vv option was used. An attacker could use
this issue to cause Memcached to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2013-0179)

It was discovered that Memcached incorrectly handled SASL
authentication. A remote attacker could use this issue to bypass SASL
authentication completely. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.10,
Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2013-7239).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected memcached package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71938 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59567
64559
64978

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4971
CVE-2013-0179
CVE-2013-7239