Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200509-06] Squid: Denial of Service vulnerabilities


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

Server Memory:Micron 16GB PC3L-10600R DDR3 1333MHz MT36KSF2G72PZ-1G4E1HI RJ413s
$55.0
Server Memory:Micron 16GB PC3L-10600R DDR3 1333MHz MT36KSF2G72PZ-1G4E1HI RJ413s pictureAxis 5600+ Network Print Server 2 Port LPT 1 COM 0129-001-02 Ethernet WORKS USA
$24.99
Axis 5600+ Network Print Server 2 Port LPT 1 COM 0129-001-02 Ethernet WORKS USA  picture24GB (3x8GB) DDR3 1333 PC3L-10600R ECC Server Memory RAM Dell PowerEdge M420 Kit
$97.99
24GB (3x8GB) DDR3 1333 PC3L-10600R ECC Server Memory RAM Dell PowerEdge M420 Kit picture24GB (3x8GB) DDR3 1333 PC3L-10600R ECC Server Memory RAM Dell PowerEdge T320 Kit
$97.99
24GB (3x8GB) DDR3 1333 PC3L-10600R ECC Server Memory RAM Dell PowerEdge T320 Kit picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.