GLSA-200801-05 : Squid: Denial of Service

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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-200801-05
(Squid: Denial of Service)

The Wikimedia Foundation reported a memory leak vulnerability when
performing cache updates.

Impact :

A remote attacker could perform numerous specially crafted requests to
the vulnerable server, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200801-05.xml

Solution :

All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/squid-2.6.17'

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: 29909 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6239