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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8705: Security patch for memcached (ALAS-2016-761)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8705: Security patch for memcached (ALAS-2016-761)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/10/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/11/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

Multiple integer overflows in process_bin_update function in Memcached, which is responsible for processing multiple commands of Memcached binary protocol, can be abused to cause heap overflow and lead to remote code execution.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-memcached

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-memcached

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