Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDKSA-2003:056)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in xinetd where memory was allocated
and never freed if a connection was refused for any reason. Because of
this bug, an attacker could crash the xinetd server, making
unavailable all of the services it controls. Other flaws were also
discovered that could cause incorrect operation in certain strange

These issues have been fixed upstream in xinetd version 2.3.11 which
are provided in this update.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14040 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-056.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0211

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