RHEL 3 : squid (RHSA-2006:0045)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated squid packages that fix a security vulnerability as well as
several bugs are now available.

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 denial of service flaw was found in the way squid processes certain
NTLM authentication requests. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted NTLM authentication request which would cause the Squid server
to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned
the name CVE-2005-2917 to this issue.

Several bugs have also been addressed in this update :

* An error introduced in 2.5.STABLE3-6.3E.14 where Squid can crash if
a user visits a site which has a long DNS record.

* Some authentication helpers were missing needed setuid rights.

* Squid couldn't handle a reply from a HTTP server when the reply
began with the new-line character or wasn't HTTP/1.0 or HTTP/1.1

* User-defined error pages were not kept when the squid package was

All users of squid should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected squid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21087 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2917

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