Public Date:
556389: CVE-2010-0308 squid: temporary DoS (assertion failure) triggered by truncated DNS packet (SQUID-2010:1)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

lib/rfc1035.c in Squid 2.x, 3.0 through 3.0.STABLE22, and 3.1 through allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure) via a crafted DNS packet that only contains a header.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0308 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:

This issue was addressed in the squid packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via:

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future squid update may address this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.9
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (squid) RHSA-2010:0221 2010-03-29

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 squid Will not fix

Last Modified

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