GLSA-200903-38 : 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-200903-38
(Squid: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

The arrayShrink function in lib/Array.c can cause an array to
shrink to 0 entries, which triggers an assert error. NOTE: this issue
is due to an incorrect fix for CVE-2007-6239 (CVE-2008-1612).
An invalid version number in a HTTP request may trigger an
assertion in HttpMsg.c and HttpStatusLine.c (CVE-2009-0478).

Impact :

The issues allows for Denial of Service attacks against the service via
an HTTP request with an invalid version number and other specially
crafted requests.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200801-05.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200903-38.xml

Solution :

All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/squid-2.7.6'

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: 36013 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-38.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6239
CVE-2008-1612
CVE-2009-0478