memcached: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-12

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in memcached which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-misc/memcached on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.33
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.33

Background

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

Description

Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities were discovered in memcached. Please review the CVE identifiers and Cisco TALOS reports referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could abuse memcached’s binary protocol leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All memcached users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/memcached-1.4.33"
 

References

Release Date
January 02, 2017

Latest Revision
January 02, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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