Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : squid (ELSA-2008-0214)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0214 :

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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-April/000561.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-April/000563.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-April/000562.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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67679 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6239
CVE-2008-1612