Scientific Linux Security Update : squid on SL7.x x86_64 (20160531)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91513
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Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the Squid cachemgr.cgi utility processed remotely relayed Squid input. When the CGI interface utility is used, a remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-4051)

- Buffer overflow and input validation flaws were found in the way Squid processed ESI responses. If Squid was used as a reverse proxy, or for TLS/HTTPS interception, a remote attacker able to control ESI components on an HTTP server could use these flaws to crash Squid, disclose parts of the stack memory, or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Squid.
(CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054)

- An input validation flaw was found in the way Squid handled intercepted HTTP Request messages. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the protection against issues related to CVE-2009-0801, and perform cache poisoning attacks on Squid. (CVE-2016-4553)

- An input validation flaw was found in Squid's mime_get_header_field() function, which is used to search for headers within HTTP requests. An attacker could send an HTTP request from the client side with specially crafted header Host header that bypasses same-origin security protections, causing Squid operating as interception or reverse-proxy to contact the wrong origin server. It could also be used for cache poisoning for client not following RFC 7230.
(CVE-2016-4554)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way Squid processes ESI responses. If Squid was used as a reverse proxy or for TLS/HTTPS interception, a malicious server could use this flaw to crash the Squid worker process. (CVE-2016-4555)

- An incorrect reference counting flaw was found in the way Squid processes ESI responses. If Squid is configured as reverse-proxy, for TLS/HTTPS interception, an attacker controlling a server accessed by Squid, could crash the squid worker, causing a Denial of Service attack. (CVE-2016-4556)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d04bbdf6

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91513

File Name: sl_20160531_squid_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/8/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:squid, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:squid-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:squid-sysvinit, 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: 5/31/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/4/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0801, CVE-2016-4051, CVE-2016-4052, CVE-2016-4053, CVE-2016-4054, CVE-2016-4553, CVE-2016-4554, CVE-2016-4555, CVE-2016-4556

CWE: 264