GLSA-201611-06 : xinetd: Privilege escalation
High Nessus Plugin ID 94890
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-06 (xinetd: Privilege escalation)
Xinetd does not enforce the user and group configuration directives for TCPMUX services, which causes these services to be run as root.
Attackers could escalate privileges outside of the running process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll xinetd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=sys-apps/xinetd-2.3.15-r2'