Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 / 19.10 : squid, squid3 vulnerabilities (USN-4213-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 131723

Synopsis

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

Description

Jeriko One and Kristoffer Danielsson discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain URN requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass access checks and access restricted servers. This issue was only addressed in Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10.
(CVE-2019-12523)

Jeriko One discovered that Squid incorrectly handed URN responses. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-12526)

Alex Rousskov discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain strings. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 19.04. (CVE-2019-12854)

Jeriko One and Kristoffer Danielsson discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain input. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue was only addressed in Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10. (CVE-2019-18676)

Kristoffer Danielsson discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain messages. This issue could result in traffic being redirected to origins it should not be delivered to. (CVE-2019-18677)

Regis Leroy discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain HTTP request headers. A remote attacker could use this to smuggle HTTP requests and corrupt caches with arbitrary content. (CVE-2019-18678)

David Fifield discovered that Squid incorrectly handled HTTP Digest Authentication. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain pointer contents and bypass ASLR protections. (CVE-2019-18679).

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 squid and / or squid3 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4213-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 131723

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4213-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/5/2019

Updated: 1/12/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-12526

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/15/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12523, CVE-2019-12526, CVE-2019-12854, CVE-2019-18676, CVE-2019-18677, CVE-2019-18678, CVE-2019-18679

USN: 4213-1