RHEL 2.1 / 3 : squid (RHSA-2005:173)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated squid packages that fix a denial of service issue are now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team

Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache.

A bug was found in the way Squid handles FQDN lookups. It was possible
to crash the Squid server by sending a carefully crafted DNS response
to an FQDN lookup. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0446 to this issue.

Users of squid should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0446.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?bacf8ab4
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-173.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: 17264 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0446