Debian: DSA-1853-1: New memcached packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date07 Aug 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ronald Volgers discovered that memcached, a high-performance memory object caching system, is vulnerable to several heap-based buffer overflows due to integer conversions when parsing certain length attributes. An attacker can use this to execute arbitrary code on the system running
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1853-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
    August 7th, 2009                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : memcached
    Vulnerability  : heap-based buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2009-2415
    
    Ronald Volgers discovered that memcached, a high-performance memory object
    caching system, is vulnerable to several heap-based buffer overflows due
    to integer conversions when parsing certain length attributes. An
    attacker can use this to execute arbitrary code on the system running
    memcached (on etch with root privileges).
    
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.12-1+etch1.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.2-1+lenny1.
    
    For the testing (squeeze) and unstable (sid) distribution , this problem
    will be fixed soon.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your memcached packages.
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
    - -------------------------------
    
    Debian (oldstable)
    - ------------------
    
    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      606 9a63482efb7bfb3191151a0b10b35555
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   114103 a1236dad33e9ac6c36d53faa8da61780
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     5036 ed868d7fe781857da5521be8e7990dcf
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    37136 12da02a8e31acb33ca3fd15ed3753d3d
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    35120 22ca27f910d20339f8c8eebf86a2993c
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    34078 2ef29a9d59010d5bd632b77c5b3cb19e
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    36180 e7f189a8888aabd4098d08ea45d968df
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    33578 92577cf894c3cb5ea31c5afe46ea29e1
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    42662 f32d322349e596606f256680b8f4df77
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    36228 7f3ea92644ea51084d7c0fdb0fd2c058
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    36250 a3b97ae608eddf08378fe497f3a2077c
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    36314 0bc6427cdfb2ebb3a468bb50169c255a
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    35380 c9b8cb353dd7cc6230fb6feac27f5802
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.1.12-1+etch1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    33348 1230f81f8c821e829fcdc59ce2b4841b
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
    - --------------------------------
    
    Debian (stable)
    - ---------------
    
    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1003 e2c6982872f043ecaa826889bddbffa7
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   166201 a08851f7fa7b15e92ee6320b7a79c321
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:     4624 54f919c679fbb376f2883819e3d67ada
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    50870 fad5be29b7231adc04161fea3557046a
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    47416 4b488a56ddddc43037f8788a3af944de
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    45876 ee8373eb90be8d4c7ab96be7075330ec
    
    armel architecture (ARM EABI)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_armel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    47516 c73b57ac18a20dbad1b58887ae598c49
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    47974 3fbd7a57bf48a6decda69b0fdc81ccfc
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    45042 a1f4534c8649d73e55a31d043133e23c
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    59314 feb4dd69d62a290921fc1205ed10a6f0
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    47760 a94db07e8fbcd0d2124b32ab22fb448f
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    48264 fbe37552809c4c85e87b74df0c1a2628
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    50058 2b1acee838d74e7f99d7a07b0442beba
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    47950 fd34aa8828a11fa62ce68898b3f257e5
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/memcached/memcached_1.2.2-1+lenny1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    45460 23e259ea06101d22d14b725fea3b3b39
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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