GLSA-200801-05 : Squid: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29909


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-05 (Squid: Denial of Service)

The Wikimedia Foundation reported a memory leak vulnerability when performing cache updates.
Impact :

A remote attacker could perform numerous specially crafted requests to the vulnerable server, resulting in 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-2.6.17'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29909

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200801-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/10

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: 2008/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6239

OSVDB: 39381

GLSA: 200801-05

CWE: 20