Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : squid vulnerabilities (USN-183-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the handling of
aborted requests. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash Squid
by sending specially crafted requests. (CAN-2005-2794)

Alex Masterov discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the
sslConnectTimeout() function. By sending specially crafted SSL
requests, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash Squid.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20594 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2794

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