Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDVSA-2012:155-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A security issue was identified and fixed in xinetd :

builtins.c in Xinetd before 2.3.15 does not check the service type
when the tcpmux-server service is enabled, which exposes all enabled
services and allows remote attackers to bypass intended access
restrictions via a request to tcpmux port 1 (CVE-2012-0862).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected xinetd and / or xinetd-simple-services packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62403 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53720

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0862

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