RHEL 3 : squid (RHSA-2004:462)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15410


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated squid package that fixes a security vulnerability in the NTLM authentication helper is now available.

Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache.

An out of bounds memory read bug was found within the NTLM authentication helper routine. If Squid is configured to use the NTLM authentication helper, a remote attacker could send a carefully crafted NTLM authentication packet and cause Squid to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0832 to this issue.

Note: The NTLM authentication helper is not enabled by default in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable to this issue as it shipped with a version of Squid which did not contain the vulnerable helper.

Users of Squid should update to this erratum package, which contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected squid package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15410

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-462.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/10/02

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:squid, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0832

OSVDB: 9551

RHSA: 2004:462