GLSA-200903-38 : Squid: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36013
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-38 (Squid: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities)
The arrayShrink function in lib/Array.c can cause an array to shrink to 0 entries, which triggers an assert error. NOTE: this issue is due to an incorrect fix for CVE-2007-6239 (CVE-2008-1612).
An invalid version number in a HTTP request may trigger an assertion in HttpMsg.c and HttpStatusLine.c (CVE-2009-0478).
The issues allows for Denial of Service attacks against the service via an HTTP request with an invalid version number and other specially crafted requests.
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-2.7.6'