Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : squid, squid3 vulnerabilities (USN-1713-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64376

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that squid's cachemgr.cgi was vulnerable to excessive resource use. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to perform a denial of service attack on the server and other hosted services. (CVE-2012-5643)

It was discovered that the patch for CVE-2012-5643 was incorrect. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to perform a denial of service attack. (CVE-2013-0189).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected squid-cgi package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1713-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64376

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1713-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/31

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid-cgi, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/20

Reference Information

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

BID: 56957, 57646

USN: 1713-1