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[GLSA-200606-05] Pound: HTTP request smuggling

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Pound: HTTP request smuggling

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-05
(Pound: HTTP request smuggling)


Pound fails to handle HTTP requests with conflicting
"Content-Length" and "Transfer-Encoding" headers correctly.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending HTTP
requests with specially crafted "Content-Length" and
"Transfer-Encoding" headers to bypass certain security restrictions or
to poison the web proxy cache.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3751


Solution:
All Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/pound-2.0.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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