memcached No Newline Memory Consumption DoS
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45579
SynopsisThe remote object store has a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of memcached on the remote host has a denial of service vulnerability. When processing a client request, the service continually reads in new data, reallocating its input buffer until a newline character is received. This could result in excessive memory consumption.
A remote attacker could exploit this to crash memcached.
SolutionUpgrade to memcached 1.4.3 or later.