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squidGuard 1.3 & 1.4 : buffer overflow
From: majinboo <majinbou () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 19:09:58 +0100

Advisory
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Date            2009-10-26
Program         squidGuard
URL             http://squidguard.org/
Found by        Matthieu BOUTHORS

Application description
------------------------

SquidGuard is a URL redirector used to use blacklists with the proxysoftware
Squid. There are two big advantages to squidguard: it is fast and it is free.
SquidGuard is published under GNU Public License.

Vulnerability description
-------------------------

Multiple buffer overflow can lead to filtering policy bypass and DoS.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
the name CVE-2009-3700 to this issue. This is a candidate for
inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes
names for security problems.

Vulnerability details
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The vulnerability is due to insecure buffer handling.

For instance in sgLog.c :

 if(vsprintf(msg, format, ap) > (MAX_BUF - 1))

This piece of code may cause a buffer overflow and detects when it's too late.
squidGuard only logs URL with patched bypass attempts (for instance, trailing
dot or double dash, see http://www.squidguard.org/Doc/advisories.html).

MAX_BUF is 4096, squid does not allow URL greater than 4096 characters.
So in order to cause a buffer overflow, the attacker has to use an URL close to
4096 characters. A succesfull attackers would put squidGuard in emergency mode,
in this mode squidGuard approve each requests. A less succesfull attacker can
freeze the squidGuard instance, reproduct this attack can lead to a DoS.

Systems affected
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squidGuard 1.3
squidGuard 1.4

Solution
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Two patches has been released by the squidGuard team : Patch-20091015 and
Patch-20091019.


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