This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated squid packages that fix a denial of service issue are now
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 :
Update the affected squid package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17264 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0446