GLSA-200509-06 : Squid: Denial of Service vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-06
(Squid: Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

Certain malformed requests result in a segmentation fault in the
sslConnectTimeout function, handling of other certain requests trigger
assertion failures.

Impact :

By performing malformed requests an attacker could cause Squid to crash
by triggering an assertion failure or invalid memory reference.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.squid-cache.org/Versions/v2/2.5/bugs/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-06.xml

Solution :

All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/squid-2.5.10-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19671 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2794
CVE-2005-2796