GLSA-201611-06 : xinetd: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 94890


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

Attackers could escalate privileges outside of the running process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All xinetd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=sys-apps/xinetd-2.3.15-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94890

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201611-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/15

Modified: 2016/11/15

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:gentoo:linux:xinetd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4342

GLSA: 201611-06