Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : squid (MDVSA-2011:193)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in squid :

The idnsGrokReply function in Squid before 3.1.16 does not properly
free memory, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (daemon abort) via a DNS reply containing a CNAME record that
references another CNAME record that contains an empty A record
(CVE-2011-4096).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected squid and / or squid-cachemgr packages.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61941 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50449

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4096

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