Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : squid3 vulnerabilities (USN-2422-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79576
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionSebastian Krahmer discovered that the Squid pinger incorrectly handled certain malformed ICMP packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected squid3 package.