Ubuntu 4.10 : squid vulnerability (USN-111-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20498


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20498

File Name: ubuntu_USN-111-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squidclient, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0718

USN: 111-1