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VPR Score: 4.4
SynopsisThe remote proxy server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording to its banner, the version of Squid is 3.x earlier than than 3.1.8, or 3.2.x earlier than 22.214.171.124. Such versions are potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability caused by an internal error in string handling. A remote attacker, exploiting this flaw, could crash the affected service.
Note that Nessus has relied only on the version in the proxy server's banner, which is not updated by either of the patches the project has released to address the issue. If one of those has been applied properly and the service restarted, consider this to be a false positive.
SolutionUpgrade to Squid version 3.1.8 / 126.96.36.199 or later.