Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : squid3 vulnerabilities (USN-2422-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79576


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


Sebastian 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.


Update the affected squid3 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79576

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2422-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/26

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7141, CVE-2014-7142

BID: 69688, 70022

OSVDB: 111420, 112409

USN: 2422-1