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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Squid Vendors:
Squid rfc1738_do_escape() FTP Server Response Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015085
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-3258   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 15 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 20 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.5 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Squid. A remote user can cause Squid to crash.

The rfc1738_do_escape() function does not properly process certain "odd" FTP server responses. A remote FTP server can supply specially crafted responses to a connect FTP client to cause Squid to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause Squid to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch (patch squid-2.5.STABLE11-rfc1738_do_escape.patch), available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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