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Security update for squid23


(Last modified: 12AUG2002)

solutions Security update for squid23 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9671ef81a64fa34ac400dd4d33e4256e)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390

Package: squid23
Release: 20020812
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed.

Problem description

This package containes fixes for several security issues:
  • Buffer overflows in the Gopher client
  • Missing sanity checks of the FTP data channel
  • FTP directory parsing buffer overflows
  • Insecure forwarding of proxy_auth credentials
Another issue that is not directly squid security related is that squid reliably denies transfer-encoding to work around a recent apache bug. The security fix
There is a new configuration tag, ftp_sanitycheck. It is on by
default, and disallows FTP connections to servers using another IP address for
the data connection. You can switch it off if you need that feature. Check
/etc/squid.conf.rpmnew for details.


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 squid23.rpm
After the update, a running squid daemon should be restarted using the command rcsquid restart. The configuration file /etc/squid.conf will not be replaced in the update.

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