SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionSebastian Krahmer discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain SNMP requests. If SNMP is enabled, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-6270)
Alex Rousskov discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain malformed responses. 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.