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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Squid Proxy Failed DNS Lookup Random Error Messages

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the usage of a freed pointer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host running a Squid proxy on this port.

There is a vulnerability in the remote version of this software which may
permit a possible hacker to disclose the content of its memory by causing the
use of a freed pointer.

Solution: Apply the vendor released patch, for squid it is located here:
www.squid-cache.org. You can also protect yourself by enabling access lists
on your proxy.
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID: 11865

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

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