Amazon Linux AMI : xinetd (ALAS-2013-232)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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?34260e0a

Solution :

Run 'yum update xinetd' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70568 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4342