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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200801-05 ] Squid: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Squid: Denial of Service (GLSA 200801-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 09, 2008
Bug(s): #201209
ID: 200801-05

Synopsis


A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in Squid.


Background


Squid is a multi-protocol proxy server.


Affected Packages

Package: net-proxy/squid
Vulnerable: < 2.6.17
Unaffected: >= 2.6.17
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


The Wikimedia Foundation reported a memory leak vulnerability when
performing cache updates.


Impact


A remote attacker could perform numerous specially crafted requests to
the vulnerable server, resulting in a Denial of Service.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/squid-2.6.17"


References

CVE-2007-6239


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