Ubuntu 8.10 : squid vulnerability (USN-724-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36786


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


Joshua 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).

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.


Update the affected squid, squid-cgi and / or squid-common packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36786

File Name: ubuntu_USN-724-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0478

BID: 33604

USN: 724-1

CWE: 20