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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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 :
Update the affected squid and / or squid-debuginfo packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61135 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-3205
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