Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDKSA-2002:053)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered by Solar Designer in xinetd. File
descriptors for the signal pipe that were introduced in version 2.3.4
are leaked into services started by xinetd, which can then be used to
talk to xinetd, resulting in a crash of xinetd.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61918 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0871

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