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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60381


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the way squid manipulated HTTP headers for cached objects stored in system memory. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a squid child process to exit. This interrupted existing connections and made proxy services unavailable. Note: the parent squid process started a new child process, so this attack only resulted in a temporary denial of service. (CVE-2008-1612)


Update the affected squid package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60381

File Name: sl_20080408_squid_on_SL3_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: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2008/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1612

CWE: 20