Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : squid vulnerabilities (USN-414-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

David Duncan Ross Palmer and Henrik Nordstrom discovered that squid
incorrectly handled special characters in FTP URLs. Remote users with
access to squid could crash the server leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2007-0247)

Erick Dantas Rotole and Henrik Nordstrom discovered that squid could
end up in an endless loop when exhausted of available external ACL
helpers. Remote users with access to squid could cause CPU starvation,
possibly leading to a denial of service. This does not affect a
default Ubuntu installation, since external ACL helpers must be
configured and used. (CVE-2007-0248).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28003 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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