GLSA-200801-05 : Squid: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29909
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could perform numerous specially crafted requests to the vulnerable server, resulting in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/squid-2.6.17'