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DoSable squid proxy server Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains via ver. if a proxy server is DoSable

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

A problem exists in the way the remote Squid proxy server handles a
special 'mkdir-only' PUT request, and causes denial of service to the proxy

A possible hacker may use this flaw to prevent your LAN users from accessing
the web.

Solution: Apply the vendor released patch, for squid it is located here: You can also protect yourself by enabling access lists
on your proxy.

*** Note that Nessus solely relied on the version number of the remote
*** proxy to issue this warning

Threat Level: Medium / High

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