Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1033-1 memcached -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Jul 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-9951.
- More information:
It was discovered that there was a remote denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in memcached, a high-performance memory object caching system.
The try_read_command function allowed remote attackers to cause a DoS via a request to add/set a key that makes a comparison between a signed and unsigned integer which triggered a heap-based buffer over-read.
This vulnerability existed due to an incomplete upstream fix for CVE-2016-8705.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in memcached version 1.4.13-0.2+deb7u3.
We recommend that you upgrade your memcached packages.