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Home » Hacking News » CSSA-2002-017.0-squid compressed DNS answer message boundary failure

CSSA-2002-017.0-squid compressed DNS answer message boundary failure

by Nikola Strahija on April 26th, 2002 From Squid advisory SQUID-2002:2 : Error and boundary conditions were not checked when handling compressed DNS answer messages in the internal DNS code (lib/rfc1035.c). A malicious DNS server could craft a DNS reply that would cause Squid to exit with a SIGSEGV.

Vulnerable Supported Versions

System Package

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server prior to squid-2.4.STABLE2-4.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1 Server prior to squid-2.4.STABLE2-4.i386.rpm

3. Solution

The proper solution is to install the latest packages.

4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

4.1 Package Location

4.2 Packages

ce1fbb905f270ca49d9151b6b40507c9 squid-2.4.STABLE2-4.i386.rpm

4.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh squid-2.4.STABLE2-4.i386.rpm

4.4 Source Package Location

4.5 Source Packages

b5001b17b2b841a6cd8b196d5789db64 squid-2.4.STABLE2-4.src.rpm

5. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

5.1 Package Location

5.2 Packages

9a72c528ba333d87e1d6719340ee768b squid-2.4.STABLE2-4.i386.rpm

5.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh squid-2.4.STABLE2-4.i386.rpm

5.4 Source Package Location

5.5 Source Packages

cd38d3243263a06eba7c20c836709711 squid-2.4.STABLE2-4.src.rpm

6. References

Specific references for this advisory:

Caldera OpenLinux security resources:

Caldera UNIX security resources:

This security fix closes Caldera incidents sr862189, fz520428,
and erg711999.

7. Disclaimer

Caldera International, Inc. 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 Caldera products.

8. Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was discovered and researched by zen-parse

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