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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2814-1 (varnish - denial of service)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

A denial of service vulnerability was reported in varnish, a state of the art, high-performance web accelerator. With some configurations of varnish a remote attacker could mount a denial of service (child-process crash and temporary caching outage) via a GET request with trailing whitespace characters and no URI.

Affected Software

Affected Software

varnish on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.3-8+deb6u1. For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.2-2+deb7u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.5-1. We recommend that you upgrade your varnish packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)