Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : squid vulnerability (USN-192-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20606


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


Mike Diggins discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in Squid. Sending specially crafted NTML authentication requests to Squid 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: 20606

File Name: ubuntu_USN-192-1.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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2917

OSVDB: 19607

USN: 192-1