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Security bugfix for package SQUID


(Last modified: 25FEB2002)

solutions Security bugfix for package SQUID SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b6c43e438b7af0eb925c084c9dc111d7)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: squid
Release: 20020225
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed.



Problem description

This update contains three fixes for three different problems:
  1. The Hypertext Caching Protocol (HTCP) remained enabled even though it was supposed to be turned off through squid.conf.
  2. Malformed ftp:// URLs can cause squid to crash.
  3. The SNMP routines in the squid daemon leak memory, which can lead to a Denial of Service attack if more and more memory is consumed.


These problems have been fixed with the update of the package as provided at the location below. HTCP is turned off by a compile time switch.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh squid.rpm
Remove the htcp_port option from /etc/squid.conf
after the package has been installed and restart squid with
rcsquid restart

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