eCAP support

Bug #730501 reported by Frederik Kriewitz on 2011-03-07
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squid3 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: squid3

eCAP is a software interface that allows a network application, such as an HTTP proxy or an ICAP server, to outsource content analysis and adaptation to a loadable module. For each applicable protocol message being processed, an eCAP-enabled host application supplies the message details to the adaptation module and gets back an adapted message, a "not interested" response, or a "block this message now!" instruction. These exchanges often include message bodies.

The adaptation module can also exchange meta-information with the host application to supply additional details such as configuration options, a reason behind the decision to ignore a message, or a detected virus name.

If you are familiar with the ICAP protocol (RFC 3507), then you may think of eCAP as an "embedded ICAP", where network interactions with an ICAP server are replaced with function calls to an adaptation module.

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It would be great if eCAP support would be enabled in the ubuntu squid builds.

CVE References

Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-11-20
Changed in squid3 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
James Page (james-page) wrote :

This was enabled during the upgrade to 3.3.8 in Saucy:

squid3 (3.3.3-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (Closes: #694633, #701799, #702540)
    - Removed upstream patches
      + debian/patches/20-ipv6-fix
      + debian/patches/30-CVE-2012-5643-CVE-2013-0189.patch
      + debian/patches/fix-701123-regression-in-cachemgr.patch
    - Includes upstream fix for CVE-2009-0801 (Closes: #521052)
    - Includes upstream fix for rejection of benign request containing variants
      of double CR (Closes: #669148)

  * debian/control
    - Added dependency on libecap2-dev
    - Added squid-purge package

  * debian/source
    - Enabled ECAP support
    - Fixed configure invocation to match new syntax
    - Removed unneeded rename of helper man pages
    - Fixed list of helpers to build, adding fake agents (Closes: #644280)
      and negotiate wrapper (Closes: #656304)

  * debian/watch
    - Updated for 3.3

  * debian/squid3.logrotate
    - Added check for existing binary in logrotate script (Closes: #703954)

 -- Luigi Gangitano <email address hidden> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:51:11 +0200

Changed in squid3 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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