Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1280-1 pound -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
12 Feb 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 888786.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10711.
More information:

A request smuggling vulnerability was discovered in pound that may allow attackers to send a specially crafted http request to a web server or reverse proxy while pound may see a different set of requests. This facilitates several possible exploitations, such as partial cache poisoning, bypassing firewall protection and XSS.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.6-2+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your pound packages.

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