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MDKSA-2001:055-1: xinetd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the xinetd package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:055-1 (xinetd).


A bug exists in xinetd as shipped with Mandrake Linux 8.0 dealing with TCP
connections with the WAIT state that prevents linuxconf-web from working
properly. As well, xinetd contains a security flaw in which it defaults to a
umask of 0. This means that applications using the xinetd umask that do not set
permissions themselves (like SWAT, a web configuration tool for Samba), will
create world writable files. This update sets the default umask to 022.
Update:
This update forces the TMPDIR to /tmp instead of obtaining it from the root user
by default, which uses /root/tmp. As well, this version of xinetd also fixed a
possible buffer overflow in the logging code that was reported by zen-parse on
bugtraq, but was not mentioned in the previous advisory.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:055-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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