FreeBSD : squid -- SSL/TLS processing remote DoS (56562efb-d5e4-11e5-b2bd-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88818


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


Squid security advisory 2016:1 reports :

Due to incorrectly handling server errors Squid is vulnerable to a denial of service attack when connecting to TLS or SSL servers.

This problem allows any trusted client to perform a denial of service attack on the Squid service regardless of whether TLS or SSL is configured for use in the proxy.

Misconfigured client or server software may trigger this issue to perform a denial of service unintentionally.

However, the bug is exploitable only if Squid is built using the
--with-openssl option.

The FreeBSD port does not use SSL by default and is not vulnerable in the default configuration.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88818

File Name: freebsd_pkg_56562efbd5e411e5b2bd002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/02/18

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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: 2016/02/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2390