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Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:17:12 +0200
From: Tomas Hoger <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Cc: oss-security <>
Subject: CVE id request: squid


Squid developers recently updated their Squid security advisory
SQUID-2007_2 released few months back.  It was modified to list another
patch that fixes a problem introduced in previous patch.

An attacker can cause squid to hit assert in the child process, causing
it to exit.  This is a temporary DoS, breaking existing connections and
making squid unavailable for a while.  New child is spawned by squid
parent process.  Easy to perform if attacker has control over the
server, but I guess it may be possible in reverse proxy setups as well.

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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