GLSA-200703-27 : Squid: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24932


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-27 (Squid: Denial of Service)

Squid incorrectly handles TRACE requests that contain a 'Max-Forwards' header field with value '0' in the clientProcessRequest() function.
Impact :

A remote attacker can send specially crafted TRACE HTTP requests that will terminate the child process. A quickly repeated attack will lead to a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/squid-2.6.12'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24932

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200703-27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/04/05

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:squid, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1560

OSVDB: 34367

GLSA: 200703-27