GLSA-200410-15 : Squid: Remote DoS vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15512
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-15 (Squid: Remote DoS vulnerability)
A parsing error exists in the SNMP module of Squid where a specially crafted UDP packet can potentially cause the server to restart, closing all current connections. This vulnerability only exists in versions of Squid compiled with the 'snmp' USE flag.
An attacker can repeatedly send these malicious UDP packets to the Squid server, leading to a denial of service.
Disable SNMP support or filter the port that has SNMP processing (default is 3401) to allow only SNMP data from trusted hosts.
To disable SNMP support put the entry snmp_port 0 in the squid.conf configuration file.
To allow only the local interface to process SNMP, add the entry 'snmp_incoming_address 127.0.0.1' in the squid.conf configuration file.
SolutionAll Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-proxy/squid-2.5.7' # emerge '>=net-proxy/squid-2.5.7'