GLSA-200701-22 : Squid: Multiple 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-200701-22
(Squid: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

Squid fails to correctly handle ftp:// URI's. There is also an error in
the external_acl queue which can cause an infinite looping condition.

Impact :

An attacker could attempt to retrieve a specially crafted URI via a
Squid server causing the service to crash. If an attacker could
generate a sufficiently high load on the Squid services, they could
cause a Denial of Service by forcing Squid into an infinite loop.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-22.xml

Solution :

All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/squid-2.6.7'

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: 24258 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0247
CVE-2007-0248