USN-441-1: Squid vulnerability

26 March 2007

squid vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10

Software Description


A flaw was discovered in Squid’s handling of the TRACE request method which could lead to a crash. Remote attackers with access to the Squid server could send malicious TRACE requests, and cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
squid-common - 2.6.1-3ubuntu1.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.