Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDVSA-2012:155-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62403


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


A security issue was identified and fixed in xinetd :

builtins.c in Xinetd before 2.3.15 does not check the service type when the tcpmux-server service is enabled, which exposes all enabled services and allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a request to tcpmux port 1 (CVE-2012-0862).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected xinetd and / or xinetd-simple-services packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62403

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-155.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/10/03

Modified: 2013/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xinetd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xinetd-simple-services, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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: 2012/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0862

BID: 53720

MDVSA: 2012:155-1