RHEL 6 : squid (RHSA-2016:1573)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for squid is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients,
supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP data objects.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that the fix for CVE-2016-4051 released via
RHSA-2016:1138 did not properly prevent the stack overflow in the
munge_other_line() function. A remote attacker could send specially
crafted data to the Squid proxy, which would exploit the cachemgr CGI
utility, possibly triggering execution of arbitrary code.

Red Hat would like to thank Amos Jeffries (Squid) for reporting this

See also :


Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92748 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5408

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