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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Squid Vendors:   Squid-cache.org
Squid Input Validation Bug in 'cachemgr.cgi' Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027890
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027890
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5643   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 21 2012
Original Entry Date:  Dec 17 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 3.1.22, 3.2.4, 3.3.0.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Squid. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted requests to exploit an input validation flaw in 'cachemgr.cgi' and cause the target service to consume excessive resources on the target system.

Coverity Scan Project reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive resources on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.1.22, 3.2.4, 3.3.0.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.squid-cache.org/Advisories/SQUID-2012_1.txt

Vendor URL:  www.squid-cache.org/Advisories/SQUID-2012_1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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