Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : memcached (MDVSA-2009:105)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38683


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


The process_stat function in Memcached prior 1.2.8 discloses memory-allocation statistics in response to a stats malloc command, which allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information by sending this command to the daemon's TCP port (CVE-2009-1255, CVE-2009-1494).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected memcached package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38683

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-105.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/05/05

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:memcached, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1255, CVE-2009-1494

MDVSA: 2009:105

CWE: 200