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MDKSA-2001:066: squid

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the squid package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:066 (squid).

The Squid proxy server has a serious security flaw in versions 2.3.STABLE2
through 2.3.STABLE4. This problem surfaces when Squid is used in httpd_accel
mode. If you configure http_accel_with_proxy off then any request to Squid is
permited. Malicious users may use your proxy to portscan remote systems, forge
email, and other activities.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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