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CESA-2005:201: squid security update

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CESA-2005:201: squid security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/02/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated squid package that fixes a denial of service issue is now available for CentOS Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache. A bug was found in the way Squid handles fully qualified domain name (FQDN) lookups. A malicious DNS server could crash Squid by sending a carefully crafted DNS response to an FQDN lookup. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0446 to this issue. This erratum also includes two minor patches to the LDAP helpers. One corrects a slight malformation in ldap search requests (although all known LDAP servers accept the requests). The other adds documentation for the -v option to the ldap helpers. Users of Squid should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-squid

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