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Red Hat: An updated squid package fixes one security issue

Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients, supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP data objects. An input validation flaw was found in the way Squid calculated the total number of resource records in the answer section of multiple name server responses. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Squid to crash. Updated packages are available from ftp.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: squid security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2011:1791-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1791.html
Issue date:        2011-12-06
CVE Names:         CVE-2011-4096 
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1. Summary:

An updated squid package that fixes one security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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

An input validation flaw was found in the way Squid calculated the total
number of resource records in the answer section of multiple name server
responses. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Squid to crash. 
(CVE-2011-4096)

Users of squid should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the
squid service will be restarted automatically.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

750316 - CVE-2011-4096 squid: Invalid free by processing CNAME DNS record pointing to another CNAME record pointing to an empty A-record

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/squid-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.src.rpm

i386:
squid-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.i686.rpm
squid-debuginfo-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.i686.rpm

ppc64:
squid-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.ppc64.rpm
squid-debuginfo-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
squid-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.s390x.rpm
squid-debuginfo-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
squid-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm
squid-debuginfo-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/squid-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.src.rpm

i386:
squid-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.i686.rpm
squid-debuginfo-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
squid-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm
squid-debuginfo-3.1.10-1.el6_2.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-4096.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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