GLSA-200606-05 : Pound: HTTP request smuggling

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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-200606-05
(Pound: HTTP request smuggling)

Pound fails to handle HTTP requests with conflicting 'Content-Length'
and 'Transfer-Encoding' headers correctly.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending HTTP requests
with specially crafted 'Content-Length' and 'Transfer-Encoding' headers
to bypass certain security restrictions or to poison the web proxy
cache.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-05.xml

Solution :

All Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose www-servers/pound

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21666 (gentoo_GLSA-200606-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3751