A vulnerability has been reported in Squid, which can be exploited by malicious users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to certain internal Squid string processing routines not properly checking for NULL pointers, which can be exploited to e.g. cause a NULL pointer dereference by sending specially crafted requests.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 3.1.8 and 188.8.131.52.
Solution: Update to version 3.1.8 and 184.108.40.206 or apply patches.
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Subject: Squid String Processing NULL Pointer Dereference Denial of Service Vulnerability
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