Upstream information

CVE-2016-8706 at MITRE


An integer overflow in process_bin_sasl_auth function in Memcached, which is responsible for authentication commands of Memcached binary protocol, can be abused to cause heap overflow and lead to remote code execution.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.8 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Partial
Integrity Impact Partial Partial
Availability Impact Partial Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 8.1
Vector AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1007866 [RESOLVED / DUPLICATE], 1007869 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4
  • memcached >= 1.4.39-3.3.2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15
  • memcached >= 1.5.6-2.10
  • memcached-devel >= 1.5.6-2.10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15 GA memcached
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
  • memcached >= 1.4.33-3.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 GA memcached
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6
  • memcached >= 1.4.39-3.3.1
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7
  • memcached >= 1.4.39-3.3.2
openSUSE Leap 42.1
  • memcached >= 1.4.22-6.1
  • memcached-debuginfo >= 1.4.22-6.1
  • memcached-debugsource >= 1.4.22-6.1
  • memcached-devel >= 1.4.22-6.1
openSUSE Leap 42.2
  • memcached >= 1.4.33-7.1
  • memcached-debuginfo >= 1.4.33-7.1
  • memcached-debugsource >= 1.4.33-7.1
  • memcached-devel >= 1.4.33-7.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • memcached >= 1.4.33-1.1
  • memcached-devel >= 1.4.33-1.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA memcached

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Cloud 5 memcached Ignore
SUSE Openstack Cloud 6 memcached Released
SUSE Openstack Cloud 7 memcached Released
SUSE Storage 4 memcached Released
SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3 memcached Ignore