RHEL 6 : memcached (RHSA-2016:2820)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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,

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected memcached, memcached-debuginfo and / or
memcached-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95292 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8704

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