ID CVE-2016-3947
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in the Icmp6::Recv function in icmp/Icmp6.cc in the pinger utility in Squid before 3.5.16 and 4.x before 4.0.8 allows remote servers to cause a denial of service (performance degradation or transition failures) or write sensitive information to log files via an ICMPv6 packet.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • squid-cache.org Squid 4.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:4.0.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:4.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:4.0.7
  • squid-cache.org Squid 4.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:4.0.5
  • squid-cache.org Squid 4.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:4.0.4
  • squid-cache.org Squid 4.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:4.0.3
  • squid-cache.org Squid 4.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:4.0.2
  • squid-cache.org Squid 4.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:4.0.1
  • squid-cache Squid 3.5.15
    cpe:2.3:a:squid-cache:squid:3.5.15
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.10
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:-:-:lts
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 21-06-2016 - 12:54)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_297117BAF92D11E592CE002590263BF5.NASL
    description Squid security advisory 2016:3 reports : Due to a buffer overrun Squid pinger binary is vulnerable to denial of service or information leak attack when processing ICMPv6 packets. This bug also permits the server response to manipulate other ICMP and ICMPv6 queries processing to cause information leak. This bug allows any remote server to perform a denial of service attack on the Squid service by crashing the pinger. This may affect Squid HTTP routing decisions. In some configurations, sub-optimal routing decisions may result in serious service degradation or even transaction failures. If the system does not contain buffer-overrun protection leading to that crash this bug will instead allow attackers to leak arbitrary amounts of information from the heap into Squid log files. This is of higher importance than usual because the pinger process operates with root priviliges. Squid security advisory 2016:4 reports : Due to incorrect bounds checking Squid is vulnerable to a denial of service attack when processing HTTP responses. This problem allows a malicious client script and remote server delivering certain unusual HTTP response syntax to trigger a denial of service for all clients accessing the Squid service.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 90334
    published 2016-04-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=90334
    title FreeBSD : squid -- multiple vulnerabilities (297117ba-f92d-11e5-92ce-002590263bf5)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-2089-1.NASL
    description This update for squid3 fixes the following issues : - Multiple issues in pinger ICMP processing. (CVE-2014-7141, CVE-2014-7142) - CVE-2016-3947: Buffer overrun issue in pinger ICMPv6 processing. (bsc#973782) - CVE-2016-4554: fix header smuggling issue in HTTP Request processing (bsc#979010) - Fix multiple Denial of Service issues in HTTP Response processing. (CVE-2016-2569, CVE-2016-2570, CVE-2016-2571, CVE-2016-2572, bsc#968392, bsc#968393, bsc#968394, bsc#968395) - Regression caused by the DoS fixes above (bsc#993299) - CVE-2016-3948: Fix denial of service in HTTP Response processing (bsc#973783) - CVE-2016-4051: fixes buffer overflow in cachemgr.cgi (bsc#976553) - CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054 : - fixes multiple issues in ESI processing (bsc#976556) - CVE-2016-4556: fixes double free vulnerability in Esi.cc (bsc#979008) - CVE-2015-5400: Improper Protection of Alternate Path (bsc#938715) - CVE-2014-6270: fix off-by-one in snmp subsystem (bsc#895773) - Memory leak in squid3 when using external_acl (bsc#976708) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 93294
    published 2016-09-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93294
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : squid3 (SUSE-SU-2016:2089-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-1996-1.NASL
    description This update for squid3 fixes the following issues : - Multiple issues in pinger ICMP processing. (CVE-2014-7141, CVE-2014-7142) - CVE-2016-3947: Buffer overrun issue in pinger ICMPv6 processing. (bsc#973782) - CVE-2016-4554: fix header smuggling issue in HTTP Request processing (bsc#979010) - fix multiple Denial of Service issues in HTTP Response processing. (CVE-2016-2569, CVE-2016-2570, CVE-2016-2571, CVE-2016-2572, bsc#968392, bsc#968393, bsc#968394, bsc#968395) - CVE-2016-3948: Fix denial of service in HTTP Response processing (bsc#973783) - CVE-2016-4051: fixes buffer overflow in cachemgr.cgi (bsc#976553) - CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054 : - fixes multiple issues in ESI processing (bsc#976556) - CVE-2016-4556: fixes double free vulnerability in Esi.cc (bsc#979008) - CVE-2015-5400: Improper Protection of Alternate Path (bsc#938715) - CVE-2014-6270: fix off-by-one in snmp subsystem (bsc#895773) - Memory leak in squid3 when using external_acl (bsc#976708) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 93271
    published 2016-09-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93271
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : squid3 (SUSE-SU-2016:1996-1)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201607-01.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-01 (Squid: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Squid. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : An attacker can possibly execute arbitrary code or create a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-10
    plugin id 91982
    published 2016-07-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91982
    title GLSA-201607-01 : Squid: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-95EDF19D8A.NASL
    description Bugfix ---- Security fix for CVE-2016-4553, CVE-2016-4554, CVE-2016-4555, CVE-2016-4556 ---- Security fix for CVE-2016-4051, CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054 ---- Security fix for CVE-2016-3947 and CVE-2016-3948 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-18
    plugin id 92268
    published 2016-07-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92268
    title Fedora 24 : 7:squid (2016-95edf19d8a)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2995-1.NASL
    description Yuriy M. Kaminskiy discovered that the Squid pinger utility incorrectly handled certain ICMPv6 packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly cause Squid to leak information into log files. (CVE-2016-3947) Yuriy M. Kaminskiy discovered that the Squid cachemgr.cgi tool incorrectly handled certain crafted data. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4051) It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain Edge Side Includes (ESI) responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054) Jianjun Chen discovered that Squid did not correctly ignore the Host header when absolute-URI is provided. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct cache-poisoning attacks. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-4553) Jianjun Chen discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain HTTP Host headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct cache-poisoning attacks. (CVE-2016-4554) It was discovered that Squid incorrectly handled certain Edge Side Includes (ESI) responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Squid to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4555, CVE-2016-4556). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91558
    published 2016-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91558
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : squid3 vulnerabilities (USN-2995-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-B3B9407940.NASL
    description Security fix for CVE-2016-4553, CVE-2016-4554, CVE-2016-4555, CVE-2016-4556 ---- Security fix for CVE-2016-4051, CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054 ---- Security fix for CVE-2016-3947 and CVE-2016-3948 ---- Security fix for CVE-2016-2569 CVE-2016-2570 CVE-2016-2571 CVE-2016-2572 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-18
    plugin id 92285
    published 2016-07-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92285
    title Fedora 23 : 7:squid (2016-b3b9407940)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-2008-1.NASL
    description The Squid HTTP proxy has been updated to version 3.3.14, fixing the following security issues : - Fixed multiple Denial of Service issues in HTTP Response processing. (CVE-2016-2569, CVE-2016-2570, CVE-2016-2571, CVE-2016-2572, bsc#968392, bsc#968393, bsc#968394, bsc#968395) - CVE-2016-3947: Buffer overrun issue in pinger ICMPv6 processing. (bsc#973782) - CVE-2015-5400: Improper protection of alternate path. (bsc#938715) - CVE-2015-3455: Squid http proxy configured with client-first SSL bumping did not correctly validate server certificate. (bsc#929493) - CVE-2016-3948: Fixed denial of service in HTTP Response processing (bsc#973783) - CVE-2016-4051: fixes buffer overflow in cachemgr.cgi (bsc#976553) - CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054: Fixed multiple issues in ESI processing (bsc#976556) - CVE-2016-4553: Fixed cache poisoning issue in HTTP Request handling (bsc#979009) - CVE-2016-4554: Fixed header smuggling issue in HTTP Request processing (bsc#979010) - Fixed multiple Denial of Service issues in ESI Response processing. (CVE-2016-4555, CVE-2016-4556, bsc#979011, bsc#979008) The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 93279
    published 2016-09-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93279
    title SUSE SLES12 Security Update : squid (SUSE-SU-2016:2008-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-988.NASL
    description The Squid HTTP proxy has been updated to version 3.3.14, fixing the following security issues : - Fixed multiple Denial of Service issues in HTTP Response processing. (CVE-2016-2569, CVE-2016-2570, CVE-2016-2571, CVE-2016-2572, bsc#968392, bsc#968393, bsc#968394, bsc#968395) - CVE-2016-3947: Buffer overrun issue in pinger ICMPv6 processing. (bsc#973782) - CVE-2015-5400: Improper protection of alternate path. (bsc#938715) - CVE-2015-3455: Squid http proxy configured with client-first SSL bumping did not correctly validate server certificate. (bsc#929493) - CVE-2016-3948: Fixed denial of service in HTTP Response processing (bsc#973783) - CVE-2016-4051: fixes buffer overflow in cachemgr.cgi (bsc#976553) - CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054: Fixed multiple issues in ESI processing (bsc#976556) - CVE-2016-4553: Fixed cache poisoning issue in HTTP Request handling (bsc#979009) - CVE-2016-4554: Fixed header smuggling issue in HTTP Request processing (bsc#979010) - Fixed multiple Denial of Service issues in ESI Response processing. (CVE-2016-4555, CVE-2016-4556, bsc#979011, bsc#979008) Additionally, the following non-security issues have been fixed : - Fix header size in script unsquid.pl. (bsc#902197) - Add external helper ext_session_acl to package. (bsc#959290) - Update forward_max_tries to permit 25 server paths With cloud sites becoming more popular more CDN servers are producing long lists of IPv6 and IPv4 addresses. If there are not enough paths selected the IPv4 ones may never be reached. - squid.init: wait that squid really dies when we kill it on upgrade instead of proclaiming its demise prematurely (bnc#963539) This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-13
    plugin id 92994
    published 2016-08-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92994
    title openSUSE Security Update : squid (openSUSE-2016-988)
refmap via4
confirm
gentoo GLSA-201607-01
sectrack 1035457
suse
  • SUSE-SU-2016:1996
  • SUSE-SU-2016:2089
  • openSUSE-SU-2016:2081
ubuntu USN-2995-1
Last major update 28-11-2016 - 15:14
Published 07-04-2016 - 14:59
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