Debian DSA-3522-1 : squid3 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90033


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


Alex Rousskov from The Measurement Factory discovered that Squid3, a fully featured web proxy cache, does not properly handle errors for certain malformed HTTP responses. A remote HTTP server can exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit).


Upgrade the squid3 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.20-2.2+deb7u4.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.4.8-6+deb8u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90033

File Name: debian_DSA-3522.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/21

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squid3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2571

DSA: 3522