Scientific Linux Security Update : squid on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61199

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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

An input validation flaw was found in the way Squid calculated the total number of resource records in the answer section of multiple name server responses. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Squid to crash. (CVE-2011-4096)

Users of squid should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the squid service will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected squid and / or squid-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b7798b1b

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61199

File Name: sl_20111206_squid_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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: 2011/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4096