Scientific Linux Security Update : squid on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61199
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSquid 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected squid and / or squid-debuginfo packages.