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RHSA-2006:0045: squid security update

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RHSA-2006:0045: squid security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/30/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/16/2006
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated squid packages that fix a security vulnerability as well as several bugs are now available. 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 processes certain NTLM authentication requests. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted NTLM authentication request which would cause the Squid server to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2917 to this issue. Several bugs have also been addressed in this update: * An error introduced in 2.5.STABLE3-6.3E.14 where Squid can crash if a user visits a site which has a long DNS record. * Some authentication helpers were missing needed setuid rights. * Squid couldn't handle a reply from a HTTP server when the reply began with the new-line character or wasn't HTTP/1.0 or HTTP/1.1 compliant. * User-defined error pages were not kept when the squid package was upgraded. All users of squid should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-squid

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