Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : memcached (MDVSA-2013:280)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71075


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was found and corrected in memcached :

Memcached is vulnerable to a denial of service as it can be made to crash when it receives a specially crafted packet over the network (CVE-2011-4971).

The updated packages for Enterprise Server 5 has beed patched to resolve this flaw.

The updated packages for Business Server 1 has been upgraded to the 1.4.15 version and patched to resolve this flaw.


Update the affected memcached and / or memcached-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71075

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-280.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/11/25

Modified: 2015/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:memcached, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:memcached-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4971

BID: 59567

MDVSA: 2013:280