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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-12

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-12
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-12 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in memcached which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 1.4.33 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-8704, CVE-2016-8705, CVE-2016-8706
SHA-256 | 814658c6378e98869d9b36d43e2b61449c4b0fa4409847cc976f5db69abd7b92

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-12

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Severity: Normal
Title: memcached: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 02, 2017
Bugs: #598836
ID: 201701-12

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/memcached < 1.4.33 >= 1.4.33

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
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-8704
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-8704
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-8705
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-8705
[ 3 ] CVE-2016-8706
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-8706
[ 4 ] TALOS-2016-0219
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0219/
[ 5 ] TALOS-2016-0220
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0220/
[ 6 ] TALOS-2016-0221
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0221/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-12

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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