Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : squid3 vulnerability (USN-2327-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77420


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


Matthew Daley discovered that Squid 3 did not properly perform input validation in request parsing. A remote attacker could send crafted Range requests to cause a denial of service.

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.


Update the affected squid3 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77420

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2327-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/28

Modified: 2016/05/24

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3609

USN: 2327-1