USN-2921-1: Squid vulnerabilities

07 March 2016

Several security issues were fixed in Squid.

Releases

Packages

  • squid3 - Web proxy cache server

Details

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain SNMP
requests. If SNMP is enabled, a remote attacker could use this issue to
cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-6270)

Alex Rousskov discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain malformed
responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2571)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.