Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : squid, squid3 vulnerabilities (USN-1713-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64376
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected squid-cgi package.