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squid -- denial of service

Affected packages
squid < 2.7.9_4
3.1 <= squid < 3.1.23
3.2 <= squid < 3.2.6
3.3 <= squid <


VuXML ID c37de843-488e-11e2-a5c9-0019996bc1f7
Discovery 2012-12-17
Entry 2012-12-28
Modified 2013-05-02

Squid developers report:

Due to missing input validation Squid cachemgr.cgi tool is vulnerable to a denial of service attack when processing specially crafted requests.

This problem allows any client able to reach the cachemgr.cgi to perform a denial of service attack on the service host.

The nature of the attack may cause secondary effects through resource consumption on the host server.


CVE Name CVE-2012-5643
CVE Name CVE-2013-0189