Twisted and Memcached Updates for Ubuntu Linux
Posted on: 03/06/2018 10:14 AM

The following updates has been released for Ubuntu Linux:

USN-3585-1: Twisted vulnerability
USN-3588-1: Memcached vulnerabilities

USN-3585-1: Twisted vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3585-1
March 05, 2018

twisted vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Twisted could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted
network traffic.

Software Description:
- twisted: Event-based framework for internet applications

Details:

It was discovered that Twisted incorrectly handled certain HTTP
requests. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  python-twisted 16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
  python-twisted-bin 16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
  python-twisted-web 16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
  python3-twisted 16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-twisted 13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2
  python-twisted-bin 13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2
  python-twisted-web 13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3585-1
  CVE-2016-1000111

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/twisted/16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/twisted/13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2


USN-3588-1: Memcached vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3588-1
March 05, 2018

memcached vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Memcached.

Software Description:
- memcached: high-performance memory object caching system

Details:

Daniel Shapira discovered an integer overflow issue in Memcached. A remote
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (daemon crash).
(CVE-2017-9951)

It was discovered that Memcached listened to UDP by default. A remote
attacker could use this as part of a distributed denial of service attack.
(CVE-2018-1000115)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
memcached 1.4.33-1ubuntu3.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
memcached 1.4.25-2ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
memcached 1.4.14-0ubuntu9.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Please note that after applying this update, Memcached will no longer
listen to UDP by default. If UDP service is desired, please add
'-U 11211' to /etc/memcached.conf and restart the memcached service.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3588-1
CVE-2017-9951, CVE-2018-1000115

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/memcached/1.4.33-1ubuntu3.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/memcached/1.4.25-2ubuntu1.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/memcached/1.4.14-0ubuntu9.2




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