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USN-6728-3: Squid vulnerability

23 April 2024

Squid could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

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Releases

Packages

  • squid - Web proxy cache server

Details

USN-6728-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Squid. The fix for CVE-2023-5824 caused
Squid to crash in certain environments on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and was disabled
in USN-6728-2. The problematic fix for CVE-2023-5824 has now been corrected
and reinstated in this update.

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Original advisory details:

Joshua Rogers discovered that Squid incorrectly handled collapsed
forwarding. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu
20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2023-49288)

Joshua Rogers discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain structural
elements. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2023-5824)

Joshua Rogers discovered that Squid incorrectly handled Cache Manager error
responses. A remote trusted client can possibly use this issue to cause
Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2024-23638)

Joshua Rogers discovered that Squid incorrectly handled the HTTP Chunked
decoder. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid to
stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2024-25111)

Joshua Rogers discovered that Squid incorrectly handled HTTP header
parsing. A remote trusted client can possibly use this issue to cause
Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2024-25617)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6728-1: squid, squid-openssl, squid-common, squid-purge, squidclient, squid-cgi