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memcached: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201406-13 / memcached
Release Date June 15, 2014
Latest Revision June 15, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/memcached < 1.4.17 >= 1.4.17 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #279386, #452098, #467962, #496506, #498078


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in memcached, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


memcached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system


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.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All memcached users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/memcached-1.4.17"

4.  References


Page updated June 15, 2014

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