SUSE-SU-2018:0807-1: important: Security update for memcached

\n\n SUSE Security Update: Security update for memcached

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:0807-1
Rating: important
References: #1007869 #1007870 #1007871 #1056865 #798458
#817781 #857188 #858676 #858677
Cross-References: CVE-2011-4971 CVE-2013-0179 CVE-2013-7239
CVE-2013-7290 CVE-2013-7291 CVE-2016-8704
CVE-2016-8705 CVE-2016-8706 CVE-2017-9951

Affected Products:
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6

An update that fixes 9 vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for memcached fixes the following issues:

Security issues fixed:

– CVE-2011-4971: remote DoS (bsc#817781).
– CVE-2013-0179: DoS when printing out keys to be deleted in verbose mode
– CVE-2013-7239: SASL authentication allows wrong credentials to access
memcache (bsc#857188).
– CVE-2013-7290: remote DoS (segmentation fault) via a request to delete a
key (bsc#858677).
– CVE-2013-7291: remote DoS (crash) via a request that triggers “unbounded
key print” (bsc#858676).
– CVE-2016-8704: Server append/prepend remote code execution (bsc#1007871).
– CVE-2016-8705: Server update remote code execution (bsc#1007870).
– CVE-2016-8706: Server ASL authentication remote code execution
– CVE-2017-9951: Heap-based buffer over-read in try_read_command function
(incomplete fix for CVE-2016-8705) (bsc#1056865).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
like YaST online_update or “zypper patch”.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

– SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6:

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-6-2018-545=1

Package List:

– SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 (x86_64):



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