Squid 2.x / 3.x < 3.1.22 / 3.2.4 / cachemgr.cgi DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63318

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote proxy server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of Squid running on the remote host is 2.x or 3.x prior to 3.1.22 / 3.2.4 / The included 'cachemgr.cgi' tool reportedly lacks input validation, which could be abused by any client able to access that tool to perform a denial of service attack on the service host. Note that Nessus did not actually test for this issue but has instead relied on the version in the server's banner.


Either upgrade to Squid version 3.1.22 / 3.2.4 / or later, or apply the vendor-supplied patch.

Alternatively, restrict access to this CGI or limit CGI memory consumption via the host web server's configuration options.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63318

File Name: squid_3_2_3.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: Firewalls

Published: 2012/12/20

Updated: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 49692

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5643

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: cpe:/a:squid-cache:squid

Required KB Items: www/squid, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5643

BID: 56957