Scientific Linux Security Update : xinetd on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

It was found that xinetd ignored the user and group configuration
directives for services running under the tcpmux-server service. This
flaw could cause the associated services to run as root. If there was
a flaw in such a service, a remote attacker could use it to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2013-4342)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?72c0833d

Solution :

Update the affected xinetd and / or xinetd-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70365 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4342