Red Hat 6.2 inetd Internal Service Connections Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote server is vulnerable to a denial of service.

Description :

The remote host has a bug in its 'inetd' server. 'inetd' is the
'internet super-server' and is in charge of managing multiple
sub-servers (like telnet, ftp, chargen, and more).

There is a bug in the inetd server that comes with RedHat 6.2, which
allows an attacker to prevent it from working completely by forcing it
to consume system resources.

Solution :

Upgrade to inetd-0.16-7.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 11006 ()

Bugtraq ID: 2395

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0309