GLSA 201312-15: Tinyproxy: Denial of Service
Posted on: 12/23/2013 10:59 PM

A Tinyproxy security update is available for Gentoo

GLSA 201312-15: Tinyproxy: Denial of Service


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201312-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Tinyproxy: Denial of Service
Date: December 23, 2013
Bugs: #432046
ID: 201312-15

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in Tinyproxy, allows remote attackers to
cause a Denial of Service condition.

Background
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Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating
systems.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-proxy/tinyproxy < 1.8.3-r3 >= 1.8.3-r3

Description
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A vulnerability has been discovered in the way how Tinyproxy works with
headers.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request with too many
headers, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Tinyproxy users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/tinyproxy-1.8.3-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-3505
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-3505

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-201312-15.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2013 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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