Ubuntu 8.10 : squid vulnerability (USN-724-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36786
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJoshua Morin, Mikko Varpiola and Jukka Taimisto discovered that Squid did not properly validate the HTTP version when processing requests. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service (assertion failure).
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SolutionUpdate the affected squid, squid-cgi and / or squid-common packages.