GLSA-201611-06 : xinetd: Privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-06
(xinetd: Privilege escalation)

Xinetd does not enforce the user and group configuration directives for
TCPMUX services, which causes these services to be run as root.

Impact :

Attackers could escalate privileges outside of the running process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201611-06

Solution :

All xinetd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=sys-apps/xinetd-2.3.15-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94890 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4342

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