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[GLSA-200502-25] Squid: Denial of Service through DNS responses

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Squid: Denial of Service through DNS responses

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-25
(Squid: Denial of Service through DNS responses)


Handling of certain DNS responses trigger assertion failures.

Impact

By returning a specially crafted DNS response a possible hacker could
cause Squid to crash by triggering an assertion failure.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0446


Solution:
All Squid users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-proxy/squid-2.5.8"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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