RHEL 6 : memcached (RHSA-2016:2820)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95292
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected memcached, memcached-debuginfo and / or memcached-devel packages.