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Squid remote denial of service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains squid version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote squid caching proxy, according to its version number, may be
vulnerable to a remote denial of service.

This flaw is caused due to an input validation error in the SNMP module.

A possible hacker can exploit this flaw to crash the server with a specially
crafted UDP packet.

*** Nessus reports this vulnerability using only
*** information that was gathered, so this might
*** be a false positive.

Solution : Upgrade to squid 2.5.STABLE7 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11385

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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