Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDVSA-2013:248)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated xinetd package fixes security vulnerability :

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://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2013-0302.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70384 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62871

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4342

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