SquidClamav: Denial of Service — GLSA 201209-08

A vulnerability in SquidClamav may result in Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

net-proxy/squidclamav on all architectures
Affected versions < 6.8
Unaffected versions >= 6.8

Background

SquidClamav is a HTTP anti-virus for Squid based on ClamAV and ICAP.

Description

SquidClamav does not properly escape URLs before passing them to the system command call.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted URL to SquidClamav, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SquidClamav users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/squidclamav-6.8"
 

References

Release Date
September 24, 2012

Latest Revision
September 24, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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