Oracle Linux 7 : squid (ELSA-2014-1147)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77516
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1147 :
Updated squid packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
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 handled malformed HTTP Range headers. A remote attacker able to send HTTP requests to the Squid proxy could use this flaw to crash Squid. (CVE-2014-3609)
Red Hat would like to thank the Squid project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Matthew Daley as the original reporter.
All Squid users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the squid service will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected squid packages.