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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Acertains squid version
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote squid caching proxy, according to its version number,
is vulnerable to various security flaws :
- There is a buffer overflow issue when handling the reply of
a rogue gopher site. To exploit this issue, a possible hacker would
need to use the remote proxy to visit a specially setup gopher
site generating malformed replies
- There is a denial of service vulnerability in the WCCP code
of the remote proxy. To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need
to guess the IP of the WCCP router used by the proxy and spoof a
malformed UDP packet using the router IP address.
- There is a buffer overflow in the WCCP code which may permit a possible hacker
to execute arbitrary code on the remote host
- There is a flaw in the 'squid_ldap_auth' module which may permit
a possible hacker to bypass authentication and to gain access to the
- There is a flaw in the way Squid parses HTTP reply headers
*** Given the way the Squid team handles releases, this may be a
*** false positive. Make sure that all the appropriate patches
*** have been applied.
Solution : Upgrade to squid 2.5.STABLE8 (when available) or newer
See also : http://www.squid-cache.org/Versions/v2/2.5/bugs/
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID: 12275, 12276, 12412, 12433, 12432, 12431, 13434, 13435
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Tenable Network Security
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