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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 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).

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