Public Date:
734583: CVE-2011-3205 squid: buffer overflow flaw in Squid's Gopher reply parser (SQUID-2011:3)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the gopherToHTML function in in the Gopher reply parser in Squid 3.0 before 3.0.STABLE26, 3.1 before 3.1.15, and 3.2 before allows remote Gopher servers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and daemon restart) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long line in a response. NOTE: This issue exists because of a CVE-2005-0094 regression.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3205 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.4
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (squid) RHSA-2011:1293 2011-09-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 squid Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 squid Not affected