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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:242

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:242.

Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache.

A buffer overflow was found within the NTLM authentication helper
routine. If Squid is configured to use the NTLM authentication helper,
a remote attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code by sending a
lengthy password. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0541 to this issue.

Note: The NTLM authentication helper is not enabled by default in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable to this
issue as it shipped with a version of Squid which did not contain the helper.

Users of Squid should update to this errata package which contains a
backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 10500
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0541
SGI Security Advisory: 20040604-01-U
SuSE Security Announcement: SuSE-SA:2004:016 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: squid-ntlm-bo(16360)
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