GLSA-200509-06 : Squid: Denial of Service vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 19671


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-06 (Squid: Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

Certain malformed requests result in a segmentation fault in the sslConnectTimeout function, handling of other certain requests trigger assertion failures.
Impact :

By performing malformed requests an attacker could cause Squid to crash by triggering an assertion failure or invalid memory reference.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/squid-2.5.10-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19671

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200509-06.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 9/12/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:squid, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 9/7/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/1/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2794, CVE-2005-2796

GLSA: 200509-06