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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:766

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:766.

Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache.

A bug was found in the way Squid displays error messages. A remote attacker
could submit a request containing an invalid hostname which would result in
Squid displaying a previously used error message. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name
CVE-2004-2479 to this issue.

Two denial of service bugs were found in the way Squid handles malformed
requests. A remote attacker could submit a specially crafted request to
Squid that would cause the server to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ( has assigned the names CVE-2005-2794 and
CVE-2005-2796 to these issues.

Please note that CVE-2005-2796 does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

Users of Squid should upgrade to this updated package that contains
backported patches, and is not vulnerable to these issues.

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 : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-2479
BugTraq ID: 11865
XForce ISS Database: squid-hostname-obtain-info(18406)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2794
BugTraq ID: 14761
Debian Security Information: DSA-809 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:053 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2005:021 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2796
BugTraq ID: 14731
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