Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : memcached (MDVSA-2009:202)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40596


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in memcached :

Multiple integer overflows in memcached 1.1.12 and 1.2.2 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving length attributes that trigger heap-based buffer overflows (CVE-2009-2415).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability. Additionally memcached-1.2.x has been upgraded to 1.2.8 for 2009.0/2009.1 and MES 5 that contains a number of upstream fixes, the repcached patch has been upgraded to 2.2 as well.


Update the affected memcached package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40596

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-202.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/17

Modified: 2014/06/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2415

BID: 35989

MDVSA: 2009:202

CWE: 189