GLSA 200801-05 Squid: Denial of Service
Posted on: 01/09/2008 11:35 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Squid: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200801-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Squid: Denial of Service
Date: January 09, 2008
Bugs: #201209
ID: 200801-05

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Synopsis
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A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in Squid.

Background
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Squid is a multi-protocol proxy server.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-proxy/squid lt; 2.6.17 gt;= 2.6.17

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

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-proxy/squid-2.6.17"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6239
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6239

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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