Upstream information

CVE-2009-1255 at MITRE


The process_stat function in (1) Memcached before 1.2.8 and (2) MemcacheDB 1.2.0 discloses (a) the contents of /proc/self/maps in response to a stats maps command and (b) memory-allocation statistics in response to a stats malloc command, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information such as the locations of memory regions, and defeat ASLR protection, by sending a command to the daemon's TCP port.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 501656 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 GA
  • memcached >= 1.2.6-5.16.1
SAT Patch Nr: 1167
openSUSE 11.0
  • memcached-debuginfo >= 1.2.2-49.2
  • memcached-debugsource >= 1.2.2-49.2
openSUSE 11.0
  • memcached >= 1.2.2-49.2
openSUSE 11.1
  • memcached-debuginfo >= 1.2.6-5.7.1
  • memcached-debugsource >= 1.2.6-5.7.1
openSUSE 11.1
  • memcached >= 1.2.6-5.7.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 GA memcached Released