Ubuntu 4.10 : squid vulnerability (USN-111-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20498
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA remote Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in Squid.
If the remote end aborted the connection during a PUT or POST request, Squid tried to free an already freed part of memory, which eventually caused the server to crash.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.