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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   Blue Coat ProxySG Vendors:   Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat ProxySG HTTP Request Processing Memory Leak Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029088
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-5959   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 11 2013
Original Entry Date:  Sep 26 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 6.5.2 (except version
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Blue Coat ProxySG. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote server can return specially crafted data to trigger a memory leak and cause the target device to drop or bypass traffic. HTML with a large number of recursively embedded HREF tags can trigger this flaw.

A reboot is required to return the system to normal operations.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to drop or bypass traffic.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (, 6.5.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Resource error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:59:07 +0000
Subject:  Blue Coat ProxySG / SGOS

> Recursive HTTP pipeline pre-fetch can cause memory regulation


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