Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : squid vulnerabilities (USN-183-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 20594


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


A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the handling of aborted requests. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash Squid by sending specially crafted requests. (CAN-2005-2794)

Alex Masterov discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the sslConnectTimeout() function. By sending specially crafted SSL requests, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash Squid.

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: 20594

File Name: ubuntu_USN-183-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/15/2006

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, 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: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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/1/2005

Reference Information

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

USN: 183-1