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[GLSA-200509-06] Squid: Denial of Service vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Squid: Denial of Service vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-06
(Squid: Denial of Service vulnerabilities)


Certain malformed requests result in a segmentation fault in the
sslConnectTimeout function, handling of other certain requests trigger
assertion failures.

Impact

By performing malformed requests a possible hacker could cause Squid to crash
by triggering an assertion failure or invalid memory reference.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.squid-cache.org/Versions/v2/2.5/bugs/


Solution:
All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/squid-2.5.10-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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