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CESA-2007:0131: squid security update

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CESA-2007:0131: squid security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
03/21/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated squid package that fixes a security vulnerability is now available for CentOS Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for Web clients, supporting FTP, gopher, and HTTP data objects. A denial of service flaw was found in the way Squid processed the TRACE request method. It was possible for an attacker behind the Squid proxy to issue a malformed TRACE request, crashing the Squid daemon child process. As long as these requests were sent, it would prevent legitimate usage of the proxy server. (CVE-2007-1560) This flaw does not affect the version of Squid shipped in CentOS Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4. 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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