Scientific Linux Security Update : memcached on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 95293


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


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, memcached-debuginfo and / or memcached-devel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95293

File Name: sl_20161123_memcached_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/23

Modified: 2017/01/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/23

Reference Information

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