GLSA-201409-07 : c-icap: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77775


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201409-07 (c-icap: Denial of Service)

c-icap contains a flaw in the parse_request() function of request.c that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when the buffer fails to contain a ‘ ‘ or ‘?’ symbol, which will cause the end pointer to increase and surpass allocated memory. With a specially crafted request (e.g. via the OPTIONS method), a remote attacker can cause a loss of availability for the program.
Impact :

A remote attacker may cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All c-icap users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/c-icap-0.2.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77775

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201409-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/09/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:c-icap, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7401, CVE-2013-7402

BID: 69498, 69812

GLSA: 201409-07