Varnish: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201412-30

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Varnish, the worst of which could allow a remote attacker to create a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

www-servers/varnish on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.0.5
Unaffected versions >= 3.0.5

Background

Varnish is a web application accelerator.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Varnish. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition via a specially crafted GET request. Furthermore a local attacker could obtain sensitive information through insecure permissions on logfiles.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Varnish users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/varnish-3.0.5"
 

References

Release Date
December 15, 2014

Latest Revision
December 15, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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