Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : memcached vulnerabilities (USN-3120-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Aleksandar Nikolic discovered that Memcached incorrectly handled
certain malformed commands. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause Memcached to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94509 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8704
CVE-2016-8705
CVE-2016-8706

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