SUSE SLES10 / SLES11 Security Update : xinetd (SUSE-SU-2014:0871-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83631


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


Xinetd receives a LTSS roll-up update to fix two security issues.

- CVE-2012-0862: xinetd enabled all services when tcp multiplexing is used.

- CVE-2013-4342: xinetd ignored user and group directives for tcpmux services, running services as root.

While both issues are not so problematic on their own, in combination the impact is greater and enabling tcpmux would be risky.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-xinetd-9417

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-xinetd-9418

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83631

File Name: suse_SU-2014-0871-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2015/05/20

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:novell:suse_linux:xinetd, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/04

Reference Information

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

BID: 53720, 62871