USN-183-1: Squid vulnerabilities

13 September 2005

squid vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the handling of aborted requests. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash Squid by sending specially crafted requests. (CAN-2005-2794)

Alex Masterov discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the sslConnectTimeout() function. By sending specially crafted SSL requests, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash Squid. (CAN-2005-2796)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.04
Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: