Oracle Linux 6 : squid (ELSA-2016-1573)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92747


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1573 :

An update for squid is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that the fix for CVE-2016-4051 released via RHSA-2016:1138 did not properly prevent the stack overflow in the munge_other_line() function. A remote attacker could send specially crafted data to the Squid proxy, which would exploit the cachemgr CGI utility, possibly triggering execution of arbitrary code.

Red Hat would like to thank Amos Jeffries (Squid) for reporting this issue.


Update the affected squid package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92747

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1573.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/05

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:squid, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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: 2016/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5408

OSVDB: 137405

RHSA: 2016:1573