CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 3, 2023
Updated: Feb 12, 2024
CWE ID 755


CVE-2023-5824 is a vulnerability that affects Squid, a caching proxy for the web. It is susceptible to a Denial of Service attack targeting HTTP and HTTPS clients due to an Improper Handling of Structural Elements bug. This vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH, with a base score of 7.5 according to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The exploitability score is 3.9, and it does not require any privileges or user interaction. The attack vector is through the network, and the impact is primarily on availability. The affected products include various versions of Squid, as well as other related products such as Qtr2eq, Qtr2ep, Qtr2eo, and many others. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update to the latest version of Squid or apply any available patches provided by the vendor. This vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations as it can lead to service disruption or unavailability if exploited by malicious actors.

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