USN-724-1: Squid vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-724-1

25th February, 2009

squid vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.10

Software description

  • squid


Joshua Morin, Mikko Varpiola and Jukka Taimisto discovered that Squid did
not properly validate the HTTP version when processing requests. A remote
attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service (assertion failure).

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10:
squid 2.7.STABLE3-1ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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