This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
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.
An out of bounds memory read bug was found within the NTLM
authentication helper routine. If Squid is configured to use the NTLM
authentication helper, a remote attacker could send a carefully
crafted NTLM authentication packet and cause Squid to crash. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0832 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 vulnerable helper.
Users of Squid should update to this erratum package, which contains a
backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.
See also :
Update the affected squid package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15410 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0832