Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1471970
CVE-2017-9951 memcached: Heap-based buffer over-read in try_read_command function (incomplete fix for CVE-2016-8705)
Last modified: 2017-12-07 05:25:21 EST
The try_read_command function in memcached.c in memcached before 1.4.39 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a request to add/set a key, which makes a comparison between signed and unsigned int and triggers a heap-based buffer over-read. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-8705.
Created memcached tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1471972]
RDO has memcached-1.4.39-1.el7 which includes fix for this CVE according to change log.
This flaw is in the memcached binary protocol. If your client programs only use the ASCII protocol when communicating with memcached, you can disable the binary protocol and protect against this flaw by adding "-B ascii" to OPTIONS in /etc/sysconfig/memcached.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.