An updated squid package that fixes a security vulnerability in the NTLM authentication helper is now available.
Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache. A buffer overflow was found within the NTLM authentication helper routine. If Squid is configured to use the NTLM authentication helper, a remote attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code by sending a lengthy password. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0541 to this issue. Note: The NTLM authentication helper is not enabled by default in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable to this issue as it shipped with a version of Squid which did not contain the helper. Users of Squid should update to this errata package which contains a backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.