Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : squid (MDVSA-2013:013)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64745


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in squid (cachemgr.cgi) :

Multiple memory leaks in tools/ in cachemgr.cgi in Squid 2.x and 3.x before 3.1.22, 3.2.x before 3.2.4, and 3.3.x before allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via (1) invalid Content-Length headers, (2) long POST requests, or (3) crafted authentication credentials (CVE-2012-5643).

cachemgr.cgi in Squid 3.1.x and 3.2.x, possibly 3.1.22, 3.2.4, and other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a crafted request. NOTE: this issue is due to an incorrect fix for CVE-2012-5643, possibly involving an incorrect order of arguments or incorrect comparison (CVE-2013-0189).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected squid and / or squid-cachemgr packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64745

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-013.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/02/21

Modified: 2013/09/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:mandriva:linux:squid, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:squid-cachemgr, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/20

Reference Information

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

BID: 56957, 57646

MDVSA: 2013:013