Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDKSA-2002:053)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61918


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


A 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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61918

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-053.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xinetd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xinetd-ipv6, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/08/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0871

MDKSA: 2002:053