Scientific Linux Security Update : squid on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Squid parsed replies from
remote Gopher servers. A remote user allowed to send Gopher requests
to a Squid proxy could possibly use this flaw to cause the squid child
process to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
squid user, by making Squid perform a request to an
attacker-controlled Gopher server.

Users of squid should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this
update, the squid service will be restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f4cb23b3

Solution :

Update the affected squid and / or squid-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61135 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3205