Scientific Linux Security Update : squid on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 92749


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


Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that the fix for CVE-2016-4051 released via SLSA-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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92749

File Name: sl_20160804_squid_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/05

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


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: 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: 2016/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4051, CVE-2016-5408