Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2631-1 squid3 -- denial of service
- Date Reported:
- 24 Feb 2013
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 696187.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-5643, CVE-2013-0189.
- More information:
Squid3, a fully featured Web proxy cache, is prone to a denial of service attack due to memory consumption caused by memory leaks in cachemgr.cgi:
squid's cachemgr.cgi was vulnerable to excessive resource use. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to perform a denial of service attack on the server and other hosted services.
The original patch for CVE-2012-5643 was incomplete. A remote attacker still could exploit this flaw to perform a denial of service attack.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.6-1.2+squeeze3.
For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.20-2.1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.20-2.1.
We recommend that you upgrade your squid3 packages.