Debian DSA-2111-1 : squid3 - denial of service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49277

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VPR Score: 5.1


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Phil Oester discovered that Squid-3, a fully featured Web Proxy cache, is prone to a denial of service attack via a specially crafted request that includes empty strings.


Upgrade the squid3 packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.STABLE8-3+lenny4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49277

File Name: debian_DSA-2111.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/09/20

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.1

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:debian:debian_linux:squid3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3072

BID: 42982

DSA: 2111