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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-0179

Original release date: 01/13/2014
Last revised: 01/23/2014


The process_bin_delete function in memcached.c in memcached 1.4.4 and other versions before 1.4.17, when running in verbose mode, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a request to delete a key, which does not account for the lack of a null terminator in the key and triggers a buffer over-read when printing to stderr.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 1.8 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.2
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Local network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://code.google.com/p/memcached/issues/detail?id=306
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130114 Re: CVE request: memcached DoS when printing out keys to be deleted in verbose mode
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://code.google.com/p/memcached/issues/attachmentText?id=306&aid=3060004000&name=0001-Fix-buffer-overrun-when-logging-key-to-delete-in-bin.patch&token=3GEzHThBL5cxmUrsYANkW03RrNY%3A1358179503096
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130114 CVE request: memcached DoS when printing out keys to be deleted in verbose mode
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2080-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://code.google.com/p/memcached/wiki/ReleaseNotes1417
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=895054

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