memcached SASL Authentication Security Bypass

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote object store has an authentication bypass vulnerability.

Description :

The version of memcached on the remote host has an authentication
bypass vulnerability. This flaw is related to the management of the
SASL authentication state. With a series of specially crafted requests,
a remote attacker can authenticate with invalid SASL credentials.
Successful exploitation allows the attacker to perform unauthorized
actions, which may aid in launching further attacks.

See also :

http://code.google.com/p/memcached/issues/detail?id=316
http://code.google.com/p/memcached/wiki/ReleaseNotes1417

Solution :

Upgrade to memcached 1.4.17 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 72217 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64559

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7239