Gentoo Linux Advisory: Squid

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200410-15


Severity: Normal
Title: Squid: Remote DoS vulnerability
Date: October 18, 2004
Bugs: #67167
ID: 200410-15


Squid contains a vulnerability in the SNMP module which may lead
to a denial of service.


Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache designed to run on Unix
systems. It supports proxying and caching of HTTP, FTP, and other
URLs, as well as SSL support, cache hierarchies, transparent
caching, access control lists and many other features.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected
1 www-proxy/squid < 2.5.7 >=3D 2.5.7


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.


An attacker 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


All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync
    # emerge -pv ">=3Dwww-proxy/squid-2.5.7"
    # emerge ">=3Dwww-proxy/squid-2.5.7"


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