Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xinetd (MDVSA-2013:248)

High Nessus Plugin ID 70384


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


Updated xinetd package fixes security vulnerability :

It was found that xinetd ignored the user and group configuration directives for services running under the tcpmux-server service. This flaw could cause the associated services to run as root. If there was a flaw in such a service, a remote attacker could use it to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user (CVE-2013-4342).


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70384

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-248.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/11

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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:business_server:1

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: 2013/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4342

BID: 62871

MDVSA: 2013:248