FreeBSD : memcached -- memcached stats maps Information Disclosure Weakness (86ada694-8b30-11de-b9d0-000c6e274733)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40660


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

A weakness has been reported in memcached, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose system information.

The weakness is caused due to the application disclosing the content of /proc/self/maps if a stats maps command is received. This can be exploited to disclose e.g. the addresses of allocated memory regions.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40660

File Name: freebsd_pkg_86ada6948b3011deb9d0000c6e274733.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/20

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:freebsd:freebsd:memcached, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1255

Secunia: 34915

CWE: 200