Squid mkdir-only PUT Request Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2001-2011 Adam Baldwin


Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by a denial
of service vulnerability.

Description :

A problem exists in the way the remote Squid proxy server handles a
special 'mkdir-only' PUT request, and causes denial of service to the
proxy server.

An attacker may use this flaw to prevent your LAN users from accessing
the web.

Solution :

Apply the vendor released patch, for squid it is located here:
www.squid-cache.org. You can also protect yourself by enabling access
lists on your proxy.

*** Note that Nessus solely relied on the version number of the remote
*** proxy to issue this warning

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Firewalls

Nessus Plugin ID: 10768 ()

Bugtraq ID: 3354

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0843