USN-2995-1: Squid vulnerabilities

09 June 2016

Several security issues were fixed in Squid.

Releases

Packages

  • squid3 - Web proxy cache server

Details

Yuriy M. Kaminskiy discovered that the Squid pinger utility incorrectly
handled certain ICMPv6 packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly cause
Squid to leak information into log files. (CVE-2016-3947)

Yuriy M. Kaminskiy discovered that the Squid cachemgr.cgi tool incorrectly
handled certain crafted data. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4051)

It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain Edge Side Includes
(ESI) responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054)

Jianjun Chen discovered that Squid did not correctly ignore the Host header
when absolute-URI is provided. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to conduct cache-poisoning attacks. This issue only affected Ubuntu
14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-4553)

Jianjun Chen discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain HTTP Host
headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct
cache-poisoning attacks. (CVE-2016-4554)

It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain Edge Side Includes
(ESI) responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4555,
CVE-2016-4556)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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