Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : squid vulnerabilities (USN-901-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44641

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain auth headers.
A remote attacker could exploit this with a specially crafted auth header and cause Squid to go into an infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10. (CVE-2009-2855)

It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain DNS packets.
A remote attacker could exploit this with a specially crafted DNS packet and cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-0308).

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/901-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44641

File Name: ubuntu_USN-901-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/17

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squidclient, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2855, CVE-2010-0308

BID: 36091, 37522

USN: 901-1

CWE: 20