Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : squid vulnerability (USN-565-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29921
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Squid did not always clean up cache memory correctly. A remote attacker could manipulate cache update replies and cause Squid to use all available memory, leading to a denial of service.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.