Red Hat 6.2 inetd Internal Service Connections Remote DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 11006


The remote server is vulnerable to a denial of service.


The remote host has a bug in its 'inetd' server. 'inetd' is the 'internet super-server' and is in charge of managing multiple sub-servers (like telnet, ftp, chargen, and more).

There is a bug in the inetd server that comes with RedHat 6.2, which allows an attacker to prevent it from working completely by forcing it to consume system resources.


Upgrade to inetd-0.16-7.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11006

File Name: rh_inetd.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/8/2002

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0309

BID: 2395