Debian Security Advisory

DSA-576-1 squid -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
29 Oct 2004
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 133131.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-1999-0710, CVE-2004-0918.
More information:

Several security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Squid, the internet object cache, the popular WWW proxy cache. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-1999-0710

    It is possible to bypass access lists and scan arbitrary hosts and ports in the network through cachemgr.cgi, which is installed by default. This update disables this feature and introduces a configuration file (/etc/squid/cachemgr.conf) to control this behavior.

  • CAN-2004-0918

    The asn_parse_header function (asn1.c) in the SNMP module for Squid allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via certain SNMP packets with negative length fields that causes a memory allocation error.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.6-2woody4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.7-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your squid package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.