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RHSA-2005:060: squid security update

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RHSA-2005:060: squid security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/02/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated Squid package that fixes several security issues is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gopher relay parser. This bug could allow a remote Gopher server to crash the Squid proxy that reads data from it. Although Gopher servers are now quite rare, a malicious webpage (for example) could redirect or contain a frame pointing to an attacker's malicious gopher server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0094 to this issue. An integer overflow flaw was found in the WCCP message parser. It is possible to crash the Squid server if an attacker is able to send a malformed WCCP message with a spoofed source address matching Squid's "home router". The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0095 to this issue. A memory leak was found in the NTLM fakeauth_auth helper. It is possible that an attacker could place the Squid server under high load, causing the NTML fakeauth_auth helper to consume a large amount of memory, resulting in a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0096 to this issue. A NULL pointer de-reference bug was found in the NTLM fakeauth_auth helper. It is possible for an attacker to send a malformed NTLM type 3 message, causing the Squid server to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0097 to this issue. A username validation bug was found in squid_ldap_auth. It is possible for a username to be padded with spaces, which could allow a user to bypass explicit access control rules or confuse accounting. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0173 to this issue. The way Squid handles HTTP responses was found to need strengthening. It is possible that a malicious Web server could send a series of HTTP responses in such a way that the Squid cache could be poisoned, presenting users with incorrect webpages. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2005-0174 and CAN-2005-0175 to these issues. A bug was found in the way Squid handled oversized HTTP response headers. It is possible that a malicious Web server could send a specially crafted HTTP header which could cause the Squid cache to be poisoned, presenting users with incorrect webpages. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0241 to this issue. A buffer overflow bug was found in the WCCP message parser. It is possible that an attacker could send a malformed WCCP message which could crash the Squid server or execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0211 to this issue. Users of Squid should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches, and is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-squid

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