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Security update for squid

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(Last modified: 07FEB2005)


solutions Security update for squid SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2121acad3e298802edbe172432353179)

Applies to

Package: squid
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9859
Release: 20050207
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you are using Squid.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Additional security related problems were found in the Squid Web Proxy Server. This patch fixes them:
  • CAN-2005-0211: A buffer overflow in wccp.c in Squid 2.5 before 2.5.STABLE7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long WCCP packet, which is processed by a recvfrom function call that uses an incorrect length parameter.
  • CAN-2005-0241: Oversized reply headers could lead to a denial of service attack.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh squid.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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