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Published: 20 January 2015

Memory leak in the rfc2553_connect_to function in jbsocket.c in Privoxy before 3.0.22 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of requests that are rejected because the socket limit is reached.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

It was discovered that privoxy doesn't handle a large number of requests properly. An attacker could use this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.




Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
bionic Not vulnerable
lucid Ignored
(end of life)
precise Ignored
(end of life)
Released (3.0.21-7+debu1build0.14.04.1)
Released (3.0.21-5)
utopic Ignored
(end of life)
vivid Not vulnerable
wily Not vulnerable
xenial Not vulnerable
yakkety Not vulnerable
zesty Not vulnerable