GLSA-201701-12 : memcached: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-12
(memcached: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in memcached.
Please review the CVE identifiers and Cisco TALOS reports referenced
below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could abuse memcached’s binary protocol leading to
the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0219/
https://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0220/
https://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0221/
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-12

Solution :

All memcached users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/memcached-1.4.33'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96243 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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