Denial of service in Squid



Published: 2018-05-14
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-1172
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor Squid-cache.org

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper input validation

Risk: Low

CVSSv3: 4.6 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1172

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists due to incorrect pointer handling. A remote attacker can cause the service to crash when processing ESI responses.

Mitigation

Update to version 4.0.13.

Vulnerable software versions

Squid: 3.1.12.2, 3.1.12.3, 3.1.13, 3.1.14, 3.1.15, 3.1.16, 3.1.17, 3.1.18, 3.1.19, 3.1.20, 3.1.21, 3.1.22, 3.1.23, 3.2.0.8, 3.2.0.9, 3.2.0.10, 3.2.0.11, 3.2.0.12, 3.2.0.13, 3.2.0.14, 3.2.0.15, 3.2.0.16, 3.2.0.17, 3.2.0.18, 3.2.0.19, 3.2.1, 3.2.10, 3.2.11, 3.2.12, 3.2.13, 3.2.14, 3.3, 3.3.0.1, 3.3.0.2, 3.3.0.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4, 3.3.5, 3.3.6, 3.3.7, 3.3.8, 3.3.9, 3.3.10, 3.3.11, 3.3.12, 3.3.13, 3.3.14, 3.4, 3.4.0.1, 3.4.0.2, 3.4.0.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4, 3.4.4.1, 3.4.4.2, 3.4.5, 3.4.6, 3.4.7, 3.4.8, 3.4.9, 3.4.10, 3.4.11, 3.4.12, 3.4.13, 3.4.14, 3.5, 3.5.0.1, 3.5.0.2, 3.5.0.3, 3.5.0.4, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 3.5.3, 3.5.4, 3.5.5, 3.5.6, 3.5.7, 3.5.8, 3.5.9, 3.5.10, 3.5.11, 3.5.12, 3.5.13, 3.5.14, 3.5.15, 3.5.16, 3.5.17, 3.5.18, 3.5.19, 3.5.20, 3.5.21, 3.5.22, 3.5.23, 3.5.24, 3.5.25, 3.5.26, 3.5.27, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5, 4.0.6, 4.0.7, 4.0.8, 4.0.9, 4.0.10, 4.0.11, 4.0.12

CPE External links

http://www.squid-cache.org/Advisories/SQUID-2018_3.txt

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.