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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10034
Category:Web application abuses
Title:RedHat 6.0 cachemgr.cgi
Summary:Checks whether the cachemgr.cgi is installed and accessible.
Description:
RedHat Linux 6.0 installs by default a squid cache manager cgi script with
no restricted access permissions. This script could be used to perform a
port scan from the cgi-host machine.

Solution :
If you are not using the box as a Squid www proxy/cache server then
uninstall the package by executing:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/squid stop
rpm -e squid

If you want to continue using the Squid proxy server software, make the
following actions to tighten security access to the manager interface:
mkdir /home/httpd/protected-cgi-bin
mv /home/httpd/cgi-bin/cachemgr.cgi /home/httpd/protected-cgi-bin/

And add the following directives to /etc/httpd/conf/access.conf and
srm.conf:

--- start access.conf segment ---
# Protected cgi-bin directory for programs that
# should not have public access
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from localhost
#allow from .your_domain.com
AllowOverride None
Options ExecCGI
--- end access.conf segment ---

--- start srm.conf segment ---
ScriptAlias /protected-cgi-bin/ /home/httpd/protected-cgi-bin/
--- end srm.conf segment ---
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 2059
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0710
Bugtraq: 19990725 Redhat 6.0 cachemgr.cgi lameness (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-576 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-576
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2005-May/msg00025.html
http://fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA--.shtml
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-1999-025.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-489.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2059
XForce ISS Database: http-cgi-cachemgr(2385)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/2385
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 A. de Bernis

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