[USN-3120-1] Memcached vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Nov 2 22:09:53 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3120-1
November 02, 2016

memcached vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Memcached could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- memcached: high-performance memory object caching system


Aleksandar Nikolic discovered that Memcached incorrectly handled certain
malformed commands. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
Memcached to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.10:
  memcached                       1.4.25-2ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  memcached                       1.4.25-2ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  memcached                       1.4.14-0ubuntu9.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  memcached                       1.4.13-0ubuntu2.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2016-8704, CVE-2016-8705, CVE-2016-8706

Package Information:

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