RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 / 5 : squid (RHSA-2007:1130)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated squid packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 and 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 flaw was found in the way squid stored HTTP headers for cached
objects in system memory. An attacker could cause squid to use
additional memory, and trigger high CPU usage when processing requests
for certain cached objects, possibly leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2007-6239)

Users of squid are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-6239.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1130.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: 29736 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6239