Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDKSA-2002:053)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 61918
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability was discovered by Solar Designer in xinetd. File descriptors for the signal pipe that were introduced in version 2.3.4 are leaked into services started by xinetd, which can then be used to talk to xinetd, resulting in a crash of xinetd.
SolutionUpdate the affected xinetd and / or xinetd-ipv6 packages.