GLSA-201406-13 : memcached: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76064


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-13 (memcached: Multiple vulnerabilities)

memcached authentication could be bypassed when using SASL due to a flaw related to SASL authentication state. Also several heap-based buffer overflows due to integer conversions when parsing certain length attributes were discovered.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition or authenticate with invalid SASL credentials, bypassing memcached authentication completely.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All memcached users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/memcached-1.4.17'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 76064

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/16

Modified: 2016/08/01

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:gentoo:linux:memcached, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2415, CVE-2011-4971, CVE-2013-0179, CVE-2013-7239, CVE-2013-7290, CVE-2013-7291

BID: 35989, 59567, 64559, 64978, 64988, 64989

OSVDB: 101702, 102515, 102587

GLSA: 201406-13

CWE: 189