Debian Security Advisory DSA 2832-1 (memcached - several vulnerabilities)

Published: 2013-12-31 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Affected Versions:
memcached on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.5-1+deb6u1. Note that the patch for CVE-2013-7239 was not applied for the oldstable distribution as SASL support is not enabled in this version. This update also provides the fix for CVE-2013-0179 which was fixed for stable already. For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.13-0.2+deb7u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your memcached Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in memcached, a high-performance memory object caching system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues: CVE-2011-4971 Stefan Bucur reported that memcached could be caused to crash by sending a specially crafted packet. CVE-2013-7239 It was reported that SASL authentication could be bypassed due to a flaw related to the management of the SASL authentication state. With a specially crafted request, a remote attacker may be able to authenticate with invalid SASL credentials.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2011-4971
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-0179
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-7239

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2832.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2013-12-31
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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