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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0221
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0221.

Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients,
supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP data objects.

A flaw was found in the way Squid processed certain external ACL helper
HTTP header fields that contained a delimiter that was not a comma. A
remote attacker could issue a crafted request to the Squid server, causing
excessive CPU use (up to 100%). (CVE-2009-2855)

Note: The CVE-2009-2855 issue only affected non-default configurations that
use an external ACL helper script.

A flaw was found in the way Squid handled truncated DNS replies. A remote
attacker able to send specially-crafted UDP packets to Squid's DNS client
port could trigger an assertion failure in Squid's child process, causing
that child process to exit. (CVE-2010-0308)

All users of squid should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves
these issues. After installing this update, the squid service will be
restarted automatically.

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-2009-2855
BugTraq ID: 36091;filename=diff;att=1;bug=534982
XForce ISS Database: squid-strlistgetitem-dos(52610)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0308
BugTraq ID: 37522
XForce ISS Database: squid-dns-dos(56001)
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