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Squid sslConnectTimeout Function Remote DoS

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Description

The remote Squid caching proxy, according to its version number, is vulnerable to an attack where the attacker can cause the Squid proxy to stop servicing valid service requests. The flaw is within the 'sslConnectTimeout' function and stems from the functions inability to parse user-supplied requests. Successful exploitation leads to a loss of availability.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.5.STABLE11 (when available) or higher.