RHEL 4 : squid (RHSA-2005:201)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated squid package that fixes a denial of service issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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 fully qualified domain name
(FQDN) lookups. A malicious DNS server could crash Squid 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.

This erratum also includes two minor patches to the LDAP helpers. One
corrects a slight malformation in ldap search requests (although all
known LDAP servers accept the requests). The other adds documentation
for the -v option to the ldap helpers.

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

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected squid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17340 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0446

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