This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An update for memcached is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching
system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic
web applications by alleviating database load.
Security Fix(es) :
* Two integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows,
were found in the memcached binary protocol. An attacker could create
a specially crafted message that would cause the memcached server to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8704,
* An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow,
was found in memcached's parsing of SASL authentication messages. An
attacker could create a specially crafted message that would cause the
memcached server to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
See also :
Update the affected memcached, memcached-debuginfo and / or
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true