Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3704-1 memcached -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 03 Nov 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 842811, Bug 842812, Bug 842814.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-8704, CVE-2016-8705, CVE-2016-8706.
- More information:
Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos discovered several integer overflow vulnerabilities in memcached, a high-performance memory object caching system. A remote attacker can take advantage of these flaws to cause a denial of service (daemon crash), or potentially to execute arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.21-1.1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your memcached packages.