Ubuntu 4.10 : squid vulnerabilities (USN-67-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20687


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


infamous41md discovered several Denial of Service vulnerabilities in squid.

A malicious Gopher server could crash squid by sending a line bigger than 4096 bytes. (CAN-2005-0094)

If squid is configured to send WCPP (Web Cache Communication Protocol) messages to a 'home router', an attacker who was able to send UDP packets with a forged source address of this router could crash the

erver with a specially crafted WCPP message. (CAN-2005-0095)

Previous versions of squid have a memory leak which gradually cause memory exhaustion and eventual termination. (CAN-2005-0096)

A remote attacker could crash the server by sending a specially crafted NTLM type 3 packet. (CAN-2005-0097).

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: 20687

File Name: ubuntu_USN-67-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

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: 2005/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0094, CVE-2005-0095, CVE-2005-0096, CVE-2005-0097

USN: 67-1