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Security Update:Red Hat has released 2 security advisories to address potential Distributed Denial of Service attacks using Memcached

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 14:54

Reason

Security update

Impact

Memcached users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Red Hat has released 2 security advisories to address potential Distributed Denial of Service attacks using Memcached.

 

Advanced Users: For the full Advisories refer to:

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

This misconfiguration could allow an attacker to exploit Memcached services as a reflection and amplification vector, causing unexpected volumes of traffic to be sent to targeted systems and networks.

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

Review the security advisories listed above for the resolution.

 

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