memcached No Newline Memory Consumption DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45579


The remote object store has a denial of service vulnerability.


The 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.


Upgrade to memcached 1.4.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45579

File Name: memcached_memory_consumption_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: remote

Published: 2010/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 26197

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1152

BID: 39577

OSVDB: 63600

Secunia: 39306