openSUSE Security Update : xinetd (openSUSE-SU-2014:0517-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 75322


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


xinetd was updated to receive security fixes and a bug fix.

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2013-4342 (bnc#844230)

- xinetd ignored user and group directives for tcpmux services

- CVE-2012-0862 (bnc#762294)

- xinetd enabled all services when tcp multiplexing is used

Also added support for setting maximum number of open files (bnc#855685).


Update the affected xinetd packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75322

File Name: openSUSE-2014-292.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:opensuse:xinetd, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xinetd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xinetd-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.3, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/31

Reference Information

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