Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : squid (MDVSA-2009:241-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43852


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in squid :

The strListGetItem function in src/HttpHeaderTools.c in Squid 2.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted auth header with certain comma delimiters that trigger an infinite loop of calls to the strcspn function (CVE-2009-2855).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.


Update the affected squid and / or squid-cachemgr packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43852

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-241.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/01/12

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:squid, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:squid-cachemgr, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2855

BID: 36091

MDVSA: 2009:241-1

CWE: 20