RHEL 3 : squid (RHSA-2004:242)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0541.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?f742b61a
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-242.html

Solution :

Update the affected squid package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12504 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0541