GLSA-201209-08 : SquidClamav: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62289


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-08 (SquidClamav: Denial of Service)

SquidClamav does not properly escape URLs before passing them to the system command call.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to SquidClamav, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All SquidClamav users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/squidclamav-6.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62289

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201209-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/25

Modified: 2017/10/02

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:gentoo:linux:squidclamav, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3501

BID: 54663

OSVDB: 84138

GLSA: 201209-08