ALAS-2016-761


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2016-761
Advisory Release Date: 2016-11-10 18:00 Pacific
Severity: Important

Issue Overview:

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the memcached binary protocol. An attacker could create a specially crafted message that would cause the memcached server to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8704 , CVE-2016-8705 )

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in memcached's parsing of SASL authentication messages. An attacker could create a specially crafted message that would cause the memcached server to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8706 )


Affected Packages:

memcached


Issue Correction:
Run yum update memcached to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    memcached-1.4.15-9.13.amzn1.i686
    memcached-debuginfo-1.4.15-9.13.amzn1.i686
    memcached-devel-1.4.15-9.13.amzn1.i686

src:
    memcached-1.4.15-9.13.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    memcached-1.4.15-9.13.amzn1.x86_64
    memcached-devel-1.4.15-9.13.amzn1.x86_64
    memcached-debuginfo-1.4.15-9.13.amzn1.x86_64