Scientific Linux Security Update : memcached on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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,
CVE-2016-8705)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d10af170

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95293 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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