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.

An input validation flaw was found in the way Squid calculated the
total number of resource records in the answer section of multiple
name server responses. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Squid
to crash. (CVE-2011-4096)

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?15f8a781

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61199 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4096