Debian: DSA-2304-1: squid3 security update

    Date11 Sep 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ben Hawkes discovered that squid3, a full featured Web Proxy cache (HTTP proxy), is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing gopher server replies. An attacker can exploit this flaw by connecting to a gopher server that returns lines longer than 4096 bytes. This may result
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2304-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
    Sep 11, 2011                            http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : squid3
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian bug     : 639755
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2011-3205
    
    Ben Hawkes discovered that squid3, a full featured Web Proxy cache
    (HTTP proxy), is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing gopher
    server replies.  An attacker can exploit this flaw by connecting to a
    gopher server that returns lines longer than 4096 bytes.  This may result
    in denial of service conditions (daemon crash) or the possibly the
    execution of arbitrary code with rights of the squid daemon.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.0.STABLE8-3+lenny5.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.1.6-1.2+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.1.15-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.1.15-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your squid3 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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