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[GLSA-200410-15] Squid: Remote DoS vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Squid: Remote DoS vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-15
(Squid: Remote DoS vulnerability)

A parsing error exists in the SNMP module of Squid where a
specially-crafted UDP packet can potentially cause the server to restart,
closing all current connections. This vulnerability only exists in versions
of Squid compiled with the 'snmp' USE flag.


A possible hacker can repeatedly send these malicious UDP packets to the Squid
server, leading to a denial of service.


Disable SNMP support or filter the port that has SNMP processing (default
is 3401) to allow only SNMP data from trusted hosts.
To disable SNMP support put the entry snmp_port 0 in the squid.conf
configuration file.
To allow only the local interface to process SNMP, add the entry
"snmp_incoming_address" in the squid.conf configuration file.


All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=www-proxy/squid-2.5.7"
# emerge ">=www-proxy/squid-2.5.7"

Threat Level: Medium

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