Oracle Linux 6 : squid (ELSA-2011-1293)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1293 :

An updated squid package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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. (CVE-2011-3205)

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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-September/002356.html

Solution :

Update the affected squid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68351 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49356

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3205