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RHSA-2008:0214: squid security update

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RHSA-2008:0214: squid security update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
04/01/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/21/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated squid packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 and 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 flaw was found in the way squid manipulated HTTP headers for cached objects stored in system memory. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a squid child process to exit. This interrupted existing connections and made proxy services unavailable. Note: the parent squid process started a new child process, so this attack only resulted in a temporary denial of service. (CVE-2008-1612) Users of squid are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-squid

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