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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated squid package that fixes a security vulnerability in the
NTLM authentication helper is now available.
Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache.
A buffer overflow was found within the NTLM authentication helper
routine. If Squid is configured to use the NTLM authentication helper,
a remote attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code by sending
a lengthy password. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0541 to this issue.
Note: The NTLM authentication helper is not enabled by default in Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable
to this issue as it shipped with a version of Squid which did not
contain the helper.
Users of Squid should update to this errata package which contains a
backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.
See also :
Update the affected squid package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12504 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0541
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