Debian DSA-063-1 : xinetd - change default umask

high Nessus Plugin ID 14900
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


zen-parse reported on bugtraq that there is a possible buffer overflow in the logging code from xinetd. This could be triggered by using a fake identd that returns special replies when xinetd does an ident request.

Another problem is that xinetd sets it umask to 0. As a result any programs that xinetd start that are not careful with file permissions will create world-writable files.

Both problems have been fixed in version


Upgrade the affected xinetd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14900

File Name: debian_DSA-063.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xinetd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:2.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/17/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0763, CVE-2001-1322

BID: 2826, 2840

DSA: 063