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
Upgrade to Nessus Professional today!
Start your free Nessus Cloud trial now!
Begin Free Trial
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.