Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : squid vulnerabilities (USN-183-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the handling of
aborted requests. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash Squid
by sending specially crafted requests. (CAN-2005-2794)

Alex Masterov discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the
sslConnectTimeout() function. By sending specially crafted SSL
requests, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash Squid.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20594 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2794