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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Squid: Denial of Service
      Date: January 09, 2008
      Bugs: #201209
        ID: 200801-05

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Synopsis
========

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in Squid.

Background
==========

Squid is a multi-protocol proxy server.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-proxy/squid      < 2.6.17                           >= 2.6.17

Description
===========

The Wikimedia Foundation reported a memory leak vulnerability when
performing cache updates.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could perform numerous specially crafted requests to
the vulnerable server, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/squid-2.6.17"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-6239
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6239

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-05.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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