RHEL 3 : squid (RHSA-2004:462)

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.

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0832.html
http://bugs.squid-cache.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1045
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-462.html

Solution :

Update the affected squid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15410 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0832