FreeBSD : squid -- Improper Protection of Alternate Path with CONNECT requests (150d1538-23fa-11e5-a4a5-002590263bf5)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84553


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Squid security advisory 2015:2 reports :

Squid configured with cache_peer and operating on explicit proxy traffic does not correctly handle CONNECT method peer responses.

The bug is important because it allows remote clients to bypass security in an explicit gateway proxy.

However, the bug is exploitable only if you have configured cache_peer to receive CONNECT requests.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84553

File Name: freebsd_pkg_150d153823fa11e5a4a5002590263bf5.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Published: 7/7/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:squid, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 7/6/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/6/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5400