Oracle Linux 6 : squid (ELSA-2014-0597)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0597 :

Updated squid packages that fix one security issue are 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 denial of service flaw was found in the way Squid processed certain
HTTPS requests when the SSL Bump feature was enabled. A remote
attacker could send specially crafted requests that could cause Squid
to crash. (CVE-2014-0128)

Red Hat would like to thank the Squid project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges Mathias Fischer and Fabian Hugelshofer
from Open Systems AG as the original reporters.

All squid users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain 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/2014-June/004166.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74299 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66112

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0128