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memcached: Distributed Reflected Denial of Service via UDP (CVE-2018-1000115)

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memcached: Distributed Reflected Denial of Service via UDP (CVE-2018-1000115)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
02/27/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/16/2018
Modified
04/02/2018

Description

Memcached connections using UDP can be abused for efficient traffic amplification distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. A remote attacker could send a malicious UDP request using a spoofed source IP address of a target system to memcached, causing it to send a significantly larger response to the target. Traffic amplification of 1:50,000 has been reported by reliable sources.

Solution(s)

  • memcached-restrict-udp

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