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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-173: squid

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the squid packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated squid packages that fix a denial of service issue are now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team

Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache.

A bug was found in the way Squid handles FQDN lookups. It was possible
to crash the Squid server by sending a carefully crafted DNS response to
an FQDN lookup. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0446 to this issue.

Users of squid should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-173.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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