RHEL 5 : squid (RHSA-2007:0131)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25323


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated squid package that fixes a security vulnerability is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Squid processed the TRACE request method. It was possible for an attacker behind the Squid proxy to issue a malformed TRACE request, crashing the Squid daemon child process. As long as these requests were sent, it would prevent legitimate usage of the proxy server. (CVE-2007-1560)

This flaw does not affect the version of Squid shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

Users of Squid should upgrade to this updated 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: 25323

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0131.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/25

Modified: 2016/12/29

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:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1560

OSVDB: 34367

RHSA: 2007:0131