[SECURITY] [DSA 2832-1] memcached security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2832-1:C868C
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2014-01-01T11:17:45


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2832-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso January 01, 2014 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : memcached Vulnerability : several Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2011-4971 CVE-2013-7239 Debian Bug : 706426 733643

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in memcached, a high-performance memory object caching system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:


Stefan Bucur reported that memcached could be caused to crash by
sending a specially crafted packet.


It was reported that SASL authentication could be bypassed due to a
flaw related to the managment of the SASL authentication state. With
a specially crafted request, a remote attacker may be able to
authenticate with invalid SASL credentials.

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 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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