Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : memcached vulnerabilities (USN-3588-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107148


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


Daniel Shapira discovered an integer overflow issue in Memcached. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (daemon crash). (CVE-2017-9951)

It was discovered that Memcached listened to UDP by default. A remote attacker could use this as part of a distributed denial of service attack. (CVE-2018-1000115).

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.


Update the affected memcached package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107148

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3588-1.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/06

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:memcached, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9951, CVE-2018-1000115

USN: 3588-1