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USN-5474-1: Varnish Cache vulnerabilities

8 June 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Varnish Cache.

Releases

Packages

  • varnish - state of the art, high-performance web accelerator

Details

It was dicovered that Varnish Cache did not clear a pointer between the
handling of one client request and the next request within the same connection.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2019-20637)

It was discovered that Varnish Cache could have an assertion failure when a
TLS termination proxy uses PROXY version 2. A remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to restart the daemon and cause a performance loss.
(CVE-2020-11653)

It was discovered that Varnish Cache allowed request smuggling and VCL
authorization bypass via a large Content-Length header for a POST
request. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2021-36740)

It was discovered that Varnish Cache allowed request smuggling for HTTP/1
connections. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
sensitive information. (CVE-2022-23959)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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