Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : squid (ELSA-2008-0214)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67679


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0214 :

Updated squid packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 and 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 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)

Users of squid are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected squid package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67679

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0214.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:squid, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6239, CVE-2008-1612

BID: 28693

RHSA: 2008:0214

CWE: 20