Red Hat Releases Security Guidance for Memcached

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

NCCIC/US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Red Hat Advisories 3369081 and 1160613 as well as Alert TA14-017A for more information.

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