[USN-2921-1] Squid vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Mar 7 13:31:11 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2921-1
March 07, 2016

squid3 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Squid.

Software Description:
- squid3: Web proxy cache server


Sebastian Krahmer discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain SNMP
requests. If SNMP is enabled, a remote attacker could use this issue to
cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-6270)

Alex Rousskov discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain malformed
responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-2571)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 15.10:
  squid3                          3.3.8-1ubuntu16.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  squid3                          3.3.8-1ubuntu6.6

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  squid3                          3.1.19-1ubuntu3.12.04.6

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

  CVE-2014-6270, CVE-2016-2571

Package Information:

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