SUSE-SA:2005:053: squid

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19932


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:053 (squid).

This update of the Squid web-proxy fixes two remotely exploitable denial of service vulnerabilities.

One can be triggered by aborting a request (CVE-2005-2794) due to a faulty assertion.

The other one occurs in sslConnectTimeout while handling malformated requests (CVE-2005-2796).

The latter one does not affect SUSE LINUX 9.3.

2) Solution or Workaround

There are no workarounds known.

3) Special Instructions and Notes

Please restart the Squid web-proxy after the update.

4) Package Location and Checksums

The preferred method for installing security updates is to use the YaST Online Update (YOU) tool. YOU detects which updates are required and automatically performs the necessary steps to verify and install them.
Alternatively, download the update packages for your distribution manually and verify their integrity by the methods listed in Section 6 of this announcement. Then install the packages using the command

rpm -Fhv <file.rpm>

to apply the update, replacing <file.rpm> with the filename of the downloaded RPM package.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19932

File Name: suse_SA_2005_053.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list