FreeBSD : Squid -- TRACE method handling denial of service (c27bc173-d7aa-11db-b141-0016179b2dd5)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Squid advisory 2007:1 notes :

Due to an internal error Squid-2.6 is vulnerable to a denial of
service attack when processing the TRACE request method.

Workarounds :

To work around the problem deny access to using the TRACE method by
inserting the following two lines before your first http_access rule.

acl TRACE method TRACE

http_access deny TRACE

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24886 (freebsd_pkg_c27bc173d7aa11dbb1410016179b2dd5.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1560

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