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Squid: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200801-05 / squid
Release Date January 09, 2008
Latest Revision January 09, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-proxy/squid < 2.6.17 >= 2.6.17 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #201209


A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in Squid.

2.  Impact Information


Squid is a multi-protocol proxy server.


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated January 09, 2008

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