Squid 3.x < 3.1.8 / 3.2.x < NULL Pointer Dereference DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5662


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


The remote host is running Squid, a web proxy application.

Versions of Squid earlier than 3.1.8 / are potentially affected by a denial of service vulnerability caused by an internal error in its string handling. A remote attacker, exploiting this flaw, could crash the affected service.


Upgrade to Squid version 3.1.8,, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5662

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2010/09/10

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 3389

Nessus ID: 49693

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:squid-cache:squid

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3072

BID: 42982