Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3601-1
March 19, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 17.10
– Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
– Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Memcached could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network
– memcached: high-performance memory object caching system
It was discovered that Memcached incorrectly handled reusing certain items.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Memcached to
crash, resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.