Oracle Linux 6 : memcached (ELSA-2016-2820)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95277


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2820 :

An update for memcached is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

Security Fix(es) :

* Two integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in the memcached binary protocol. An attacker could create a specially crafted message that would cause the memcached server to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8704, CVE-2016-8705)


Update the affected memcached packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95277

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2820.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/23

Modified: 2017/01/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:memcached, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:memcached-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8704, CVE-2016-8705

OSVDB: 146522, 146524

RHSA: 2016:2820