Scientific Linux Security Update : squid on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60333


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the way squid stored HTTP headers for cached objects in system memory. An attacker could cause squid to use additional memory, and trigger high CPU usage when processing requests for certain cached objects, possibly leading to a denial of service.


Update the affected squid package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60333

File Name: sl_20071218_squid_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6239

CWE: 20