Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19932
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe 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.