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ICAP adaptation: missing data flow control to client side


squid proxys ICAP adaptation is missing data flow control to client side. Thus 
clients may cause a denial of service condition when requesting huge 

Affected Versions

All squid 3.x versions

Not vulnerable

None of phions HTTP proxy services (in any version) is affected.


squids ICAP adaptation implementation does not check body-pipes buffer size
before reading from an ICAP-server.

If the client does not read from the open connection (i.e. the user does not
confirm the browsers download-message-box in microsofts IE), squid keeps on
reading data from the ICAP server into the body pipe, whilst no more data
can be delivered to the client. 
Thus the body pipes buffer is growing and squid may - in worst case - consume
memory up to the size of the users download.
Details can be found on http://www.squid-cache.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=2619


None except disabling content adaptation via ICAP.

Martin Huter
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Release Manager
phion AG
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