Fedora Core: Updated squid package fixes a security vulnerability
Posted on: 04/15/2004 03:47 PM

An updated squid package has been released for Fedora Core

Fedora Update Notification

Name : squid
Version : 2.5.STABLE3
Release : 1.fc1
Summary : The Squid proxy caching server.
Description :
Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for Web clients, supporting FTP, gopher, and HTTP data objects. Unlike traditional caching software, Squid handles all requests in a single, non-blocking, I/O-driven process. Squid keeps meta data and especially hot objects cached in RAM, caches DNS lookups, supports non-blocking DNS lookups, and implements negative caching of failed requests.

Squid consists of a main server program squid, a Domain Name System lookup program (dnsserver), a program for retrieving FTP data (ftpget), and some management and client tools.

* Tue Mar 09 2004 Jay Fenlason fenlason@redhat.com 7:2.5.STABLE3-1.fc1

- Backport security fix for %00 hole. See CAN-2004-0189:
The "%xx" URL decoding function in Squid 2.5STABLE4 and earlier allows
remote attackers to bypass url_regex ACLs via a URL with a NULL
("%00") characterm, which causes Squid to use only a portion of the
requested URL when comparing it against the access control lists.
- Backport security fix that adds urllogin acl type that can be used to
protect vulnerable Microsoft Internet Explorer clients.

This update can be downloaded from:

5b3bd9a972398edcacf4801ddc5718a2 SRPMS/squid-2.5.STABLE3-1.fc1.src.rpm
c48dccb3751ed519ac1189c8183540b7 i386/squid-2.5.STABLE3-1.fc1.i386.rpm
9a6eb17ff52b70020252026bb77b9279 i386/debug/squid-debuginfo-2.5.STABLE3-1.fc1.i386.rpm
6754ae8a0898506e7488975f9bb43cca x86_64/squid-2.5.STABLE3-1.fc1.x86_64.rpm
617e9faefdfc4a3fa1c9018e0ac7787f x86_64/debug/squid-debuginfo-2.5.STABLE3-1.fc1.x86_64.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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