Debian DLA-1267-1 : squid security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 106590


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Squid, a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients, has been found vulnerable to denial of service attacks associated with ESI response processing and intermediate CA certificate downloading.


Incorrect pointer handling resulted in the possibility of a remote client delivering certain HTTP requests in conjunction with certain trusted server reponses involving the processing of ESI responses or downloading of intermediate CA certificates to trigger a denial of service for all clients accessing the squid service.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.STABLE9-4.1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your squid packages.

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


Upgrade the affected squid, and squid-common packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106590

File Name: debian_DLA-1267.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/5/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squid, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squid-common, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/2/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000027