TSLSA-2001-0013 - Squid

From: Trustix Secure Linux Advisor (tsl_at_trustix.com)
Date: 07/19/01


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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2001-0013

Package name: Squid
Severity: Allows for unauthorized use of the web proxy
Date: 2001-07-19
Affected versions: TSL 1.01, 1.1, 1.2

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Problem description:
  From the squid list of changes:
    Versions 2.3.STABLE2 through 2.3.STABLE4 have a serious security bug
    when Squid is used in the 'httpd_accel' mode. If you configured
    httpd_accel_with_proxy off then any request to Squid is allowed.
    Malicious users may use your proxy to port-scan remote systems,
    forge email, and do other nasty things.

  Note that this is not the default configuration on TSL, but we still
  recommend that you update it.

Action:
  We recommend that all systems with this package installed are upgraded.

Location:
  All TSL updates are available from
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>

Automatic updates:
  Users of the SWUP tool, can enjoy having updates automatically
  installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

  Get SWUP from:
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/software/swup/>

Questions?
  Check out our mailing lists:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/support/>

Verification:
  This advisory along with all TSL packages are signed with the TSL sign key.
  This key available from:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/TSL-GPG-KEY>

  The advisory itself is available from the errata page at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/trustix-1.2/>
  or directly at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/misc/2001/TSL-2001-0013-squid.asc.txt>

MD5sums of the packages:
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7c37a1e0b76120b84c0a305be9ec1a02 ./1.2/SRPMS/squid-2.3.STABLE5-1tr.src.rpm
b45ae433ad5c7c0f34b4a1820e2a2fb0 ./1.2/RPMS/squid-2.3.STABLE5-1tr.i586.rpm
7c37a1e0b76120b84c0a305be9ec1a02 ./1.1/SRPMS/squid-2.3.STABLE5-1tr.src.rpm
d03f8db68e6b8839fe677735a04562fd ./1.1/RPMS/squid-2.3.STABLE5-1tr.i586.rpm
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Trustix Security Team

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