This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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