USN-4356-1: Squid vulnerabilities

13 May 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Squid.

Releases

Packages

  • squid - Web proxy cache server
  • squid3 - Web proxy cache server

Details

Jeriko One discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain Edge Side
Includes (ESI) responses. A malicious remote server could cause Squid to
crash, possibly poison the cache, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-12519, CVE-2019-12521)

It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled the hostname parameter to
cachemgr.cgi when certain browsers are used. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to inject HTML or invalid characters in the
hostname parameter. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04
LTS, and Ubuntu 19.10. (CVE-2019-18860)

Clément Berthaux and Florian Guilbert discovered that Squid incorrectly
handled Digest Authentication nonce values. A remote attacker could
use this issue to replay nonce values, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-11945)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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