FreeBSD : squid -- denial of service (c37de843-488e-11e2-a5c9-0019996bc1f7)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63366


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Squid developers report :

Due to missing input validation Squid cachemgr.cgi tool is vulnerable to a denial of service attack when processing specially crafted requests.

This problem allows any client able to reach the cachemgr.cgi to perform a denial of service attack on the service host.

The nature of the attack may cause secondary effects through resource consumption on the host server.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63366

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c37de843488e11e2a5c90019996bc1f7.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/12/31

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:squid, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5643, CVE-2013-0189