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[GLSA-200406-13] Squid: NTLM authentication helper buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Squid: NTLM authentication helper buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-13
(Squid: NTLM authentication helper buffer overflow)


Squid is a full-featured Web Proxy Cache designed to run on Unix systems.
It supports proxying and caching of HTTP, FTP, and other URLs, as well as
SSL support, cache hierarchies, transparent caching, access control lists
and many other features.

Impact

If Squid is configured to use NTLM authentication, a possible hacker could
exploit this vulnerability by sending a very long password. This could lead
to arbitrary code execution with the permissions of the user running Squid.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0541


Solution:
All Squid users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=www-proxy/squid-2.5.5-r2"
# emerge ">=www-proxy/squid-2.5.5-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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