Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : squid3 vulnerabilities (USN-2995-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91558
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Yuriy M. Kaminskiy discovered that the Squid pinger utility incorrectly handled certain ICMPv6 packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly cause Squid to leak information into log files.
(CVE-2016-3947)

Yuriy M. Kaminskiy discovered that the Squid cachemgr.cgi tool incorrectly handled certain crafted data. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4051)

It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain Edge Side Includes (ESI) responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054)

Jianjun Chen discovered that Squid did not correctly ignore the Host header when absolute-URI is provided. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct cache-poisoning attacks. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-4553)

Jianjun Chen discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain HTTP Host headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct cache-poisoning attacks. (CVE-2016-4554)

It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain Edge Side Includes (ESI) responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-4555, CVE-2016-4556).

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.

Solution

Update the affected squid-cgi and / or squid3 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2995-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91558

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2995-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid-cgi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:squid3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/7/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3947, CVE-2016-4051, CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054, CVE-2016-4553, CVE-2016-4554, CVE-2016-4555, CVE-2016-4556

USN: 2995-1