Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDKSA-2001:055-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A bug exists in xinetd as shipped with Mandrake Linux 8.0 dealing with
TCP connections with the WAIT state that prevents linuxconf-web from
working properly. As well, xinetd contains a security flaw in which it
defaults to a umask of 0. This means that applications using the
xinetd umask that do not set permissions themselves (like SWAT, a web
configuration tool for Samba), will create world-writable files. This
update sets the default umask to 022.

Update :

This update forces the TMPDIR to /tmp instead of obtaining it from the
root user by default, which uses /root/tmp. As well, this version of
xinetd also fixed a possible buffer overflow in the logging code that
was reported by zen-parse on bugtraq, but was not mentioned in the
previous advisory.

Solution :

Update the affected xinetd and / or xinetd-ipv6 packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.1
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13872 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-055.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 2826
2840

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1322

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