SUSE SLES10 / SLES11 Security Update : xinetd (SUSE-SU-2014:0871-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Xinetd receives a LTSS roll-up update to fix two security issues.

- CVE-2012-0862: xinetd enabled all services when tcp
multiplexing is used.

- CVE-2013-4342: xinetd ignored user and group directives
for tcpmux services, running services as root.

While both issues are not so problematic on their own, in combination
the impact is greater and enabling tcpmux would be risky.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?abbe8ebf
http://www.nessus.org/u?0560dd2a
http://www.nessus.org/u?bcdd017c
http://www.nessus.org/u?77c63c4b
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0862.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4342.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/762294
https://bugzilla.novell.com/844230
http://www.nessus.org/u?3a24c40a

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-xinetd-9417

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-xinetd-9418

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83631 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53720
62871

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0862
CVE-2013-4342

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