RHEL 5 : squid (RHSA-2007:0131)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated squid package that fixes a security vulnerability is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for Web clients,
supporting FTP, gopher, and HTTP data objects.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Squid processed the
TRACE request method. It was possible for an attacker behind the Squid
proxy to issue a malformed TRACE request, crashing the Squid daemon
child process. As long as these requests were sent, it would prevent
legitimate usage of the proxy server. (CVE-2007-1560)

This flaw does not affect the version of Squid shipped in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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-2007-1560.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0131.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: 25323 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1560