This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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 manipulated HTTP headers for cached
objects stored in system memory. An attacker could use this flaw to
cause a squid child process to exit. This interrupted existing
connections and made proxy services unavailable. Note: the parent
squid process started a new child process, so this attack only
resulted in a temporary denial of service. (CVE-2008-1612)
Users of squid are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
See also :
Update the affected squid package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0