Scientific Linux Security Update : squid on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected squid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60381 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1612

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