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The remote proxy server is affected by a denial of service
According to its banner, the version of the Squid proxy caching server
installed on the remote host is 3.1.6. This version is affected by a
denial of service vulnerability that is caused by an assertion failure
when contacting IPv4-only DNS resolvers.
Note that Nessus has relied only on the version in the proxy server's
banner, which is not updated by either of the patches the project has
released to address this issue. If one of those has been applied
properly and the service restarted, consider this to be a false
See also :
Upgrade to Squid version 3.1.7 or later
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false