FreeBSD : squid -- Denial of Service vulnerability in DNS handling (296ecb59-0f6b-11df-8bab-0019996bc1f7)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44345


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Squid security advisory 2010:1 reports :

Due to incorrect data validation Squid is vulnerable to a denial of service attack when processing specially crafted DNS packets.

This problem allows any trusted client or external server who can determine the squid receiving port to perform a short-term denial of service attack on the Squid service.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44345

File Name: freebsd_pkg_296ecb590f6b11df8bab0019996bc1f7.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/02/02

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:squid, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0308

CWE: 20