SCO Security Advisory

Subject: Linux: buffer overflows and other security issues in squid
Advisory number: CSSA-2002-046.0
Issue date: 2002 November 14
Cross reference:
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1. Problem Description

From the Squid Team's SQUID-2002:3 advisory:

- Several bugfixes and cleanup of the Gopher client, both to
correct some security issues and to make Squid properly render
certain Gopher menus.

- Security fixes in how Squid parses FTP directory listings
into HTML.

- FTP data channels are now sanity checked to match the
address of the requested FTP server. This to prevent theft or
injection of data. See the new ftp_sanitycheck directive if
this sanity check is not desired.

- The MSNT auth helper has been updated to v2.0.3+fixes for
buffer overflow security issues found in this helper.

- A security issue in how Squid forwards proxy authentication
credentials has been fixed.

2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

System Package

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server prior to squid-2.5-20020429.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1 Server prior to squid-2.5-20020429.i386.rpm

3. Solution

The proper solution is to install the latest packages. Many
customers find it easier to use the Caldera System Updater, called
cupdate (or kcupdate under the KDE environment), to update these
packages rather than downloading and installing them by hand.

4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

4.1 Package Location

4.2 Packages

fdda342fe954cf6ea304046781a555c8 squid-2.5-20020429.i386.rpm

4.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh squid-2.5-20020429.i386.rpm

4.4 Source Package Location

4.5 Source Packages

379f8d5732aaa5ec8bcb4f80e061c501 squid-2.5-20020429.src.rpm

5. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

5.1 Package Location

5.2 Packages

23eb5b61f6c05ec3c0d0c79ee3cc7fa4 squid-2.5-20020429.i386.rpm

5.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh squid-2.5-20020429.i386.rpm

5.4 Source Package Location

5.5 Source Packages

3d322a9bbff5bcb0b320d1cdc0f67037 squid-2.5-20020429.src.rpm

6. References

Specific references for this advisory:

SCO security resources:

This security fix closes SCO incidents sr866628, fz521510,

7. Disclaimer

SCO is not responsible for the misuse of any of the information
we provide on this website and/or through our security
advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers intended
to promote secure installation and use of SCO products.

8. Acknowledgements

SCO wishes to thank The Squid HTTP Proxy team for the fixes.

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