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Memcached < 1.4.3 Denial of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host is running Memcached and is prone to Denial of Service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to error in try_read_command() function that allows attacker to temporarily hang or potentially crash the server by sending an overly large number of bytes.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Memcached 1.4.2 and prior

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Memcached 1.4.3 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)