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SquidClamav: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201209-08 / squidclamav
Release Date September 24, 2012
Latest Revision September 24, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-proxy/squidclamav < 6.8 >= 6.8 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #428778


A vulnerability in SquidClamav may result in Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


SquidClamav is a HTTP anti-virus for Squid based on ClamAV and ICAP.


SquidClamav does not properly escape URLs before passing them to the system command call.


A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to SquidClamav, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All SquidClamav users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/squidclamav-6.8"

4.  References


Page updated September 24, 2012

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