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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Squid Vendors:
Squid sslConnectTimeout() State Error Lets Remote Users Crash Squid
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014846
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2796   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 2 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Squid. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can send specially crafted requests to trigger a segmentation fault in the sslConnectTimeout() function, causing Squid to crash.

The vulnerability resides in '/squid/src/ssl.c'.

Alex Masterov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause Squid to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (squid-2.5.STABLE10-sslConnectTimeout.patch), available at:

Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 15 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Squid sslConnectTimeout() State Error Lets Remote Users Crash Squid   (
Red Hat has released a fix.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 2 Sep 2005 02:29:13 -0400
Subject:  Squid vulnerability

Segmentation fault in sslConnectTimeout
synopsis After certain slightly odd requests Squid crashes with a segmentation fault in sslConnectTimeout 
severity Major 
date 2005-09-01 20:27  
bugzilla #1355 
versions Squid-2.5 
platforms All 
patch squid-2.5.STABLE10-sslConnectTimeout.patch

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