SuSE 11.3 Security Update : xinetd (SAT Patch Number 9021)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73287


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


The multiplexing system xinetd was updated to fix security issues and a bug.

Security issues fixed :

- xinetd ignores user and group directives for tcpmux services. (CVE-2013-4342)

- xinetd enables all services when tcp multiplexing is used. Bug fixed:. (CVE-2012-0862)

- Services started by xinetd were limited to 1024 open file descriptors. (bnc#855685)


Apply SAT patch number 9021.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73287

File Name: suse_11_xinetd-140313.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/01

Modified: 2014/04/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xinetd, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0862, CVE-2013-4342