Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDKSA-2001:055-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 13872


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


A bug exists in xinetd as shipped with Mandrake Linux 8.0 dealing with TCP connections with the WAIT state that prevents linuxconf-web from working properly. As well, xinetd contains a security flaw in which it defaults to a umask of 0. This means that applications using the xinetd umask that do not set permissions themselves (like SWAT, a web configuration tool for Samba), will create world-writable files. This update sets the default umask to 022.

Update :

This update forces the TMPDIR to /tmp instead of obtaining it from the root user by default, which uses /root/tmp. As well, this version of xinetd also fixed a possible buffer overflow in the logging code that was reported by zen-parse on bugtraq, but was not mentioned in the previous advisory.


Update the affected xinetd and / or xinetd-ipv6 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 13872

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-055.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xinetd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xinetd-ipv6, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2001/07/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1322

BID: 2826, 2840

OSVDB: 1854, 5542

MDKSA: 2001:055-1