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Squid null character unauthorized access

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains squid version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote squid caching proxy, according to its version number,
is vulnerable to a flaw which may permit a possible hacker to gain access
to unauthorized resources.

The flaw in itself consists of sending a malformed username containing
the %00 (null) character, which may permit a possible hacker to access otherwise
restricted resources.

Solution : Upgrade to squid 2.5.STABLE6 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9778

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2006 Tenable Network Security

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