Debian DLA-2028-1 : squid3 security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 131961

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that Squid, a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients, has been affected by the following security vulnerabilities.

CVE-2019-12526

URN response handling in Squid suffers from a heap-based buffer overflow. When receiving data from a remote server in response to an URN request, Squid fails to ensure that the response can fit within the buffer. This leads to attacker controlled data overflowing in the heap.

CVE-2019-18677

When the append_domain setting is used (because the appended characters do not properly interact with hostname length restrictions), it can inappropriately redirect traffic to origins it should not be delivered to. This happens because of incorrect message processing.

CVE-2019-18678

A programming error allows attackers to smuggle HTTP requests through frontend software to a Squid instance that splits the HTTP Request pipeline differently. The resulting Response messages corrupt caches (between a client and Squid) with attacker-controlled content at arbitrary URLs. Effects are isolated to software between the attacker client and Squid. There are no effects on Squid itself, nor on any upstream servers. The issue is related to a request header containing whitespace between a header name and a colon.

CVE-2019-18679

Due to incorrect data management, Squid is vulnerable to information disclosure when processing HTTP Digest Authentication. Nonce tokens contain the raw byte value of a pointer that sits within heap memory allocation. This information reduces ASLR protections and may aid attackers isolating memory areas to target for remote code execution attacks.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.4.8-6+deb8u9.

We recommend that you upgrade your squid3 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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/12/msg00011.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/squid3

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 131961

File Name: debian_DLA-2028.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/12/2019

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, 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:debian:debian_linux:squid-cgi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squid-purge, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squid3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squid3-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squid3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squidclient, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/26/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-12526, CVE-2019-18677, CVE-2019-18678, CVE-2019-18679