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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-27
(Squid: Denial of Service)
Squid incorrectly handles TRACE requests that contain a 'Max-Forwards'
header field with value '0' in the clientProcessRequest() function.
A remote attacker can send specially crafted TRACE HTTP requests that
will terminate the child process. A quickly repeated attack will lead
to a Denial of Service.
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-2.6.12'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 24932 (gentoo_GLSA-200703-27.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1560
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