FreeBSD : squid -- buffer overflow vulnerability in gopherToHTML (184ab9e0-64cd-11d9-9e1e-c296ac722cb3)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The squid patches page notes :

A malicious gopher server may return a response with very long lines
that cause a buffer overflow in Squid.

Workaround: Since gopher is very obscure these days, do not allow
Squid to any gopher servers. Use an ACL rule like : acl Gopher proto
gopher http_access deny Gopher

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ddee9a7f
http://bugs.squid-cache.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1189
http://www.squid-cache.org/Advisories/SQUID-2005_1.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?bd02b563

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18851 (freebsd_pkg_184ab9e064cd11d99e1ec296ac722cb3.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0094

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