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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2003-161: xinetd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the xinetd packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Updated xinetd packages fix a security vulnerability and other bugs.

Xinetd is a master server that is used to to accept service
connection requests and start the appropriate servers.

Because of a programming error, memory was allocated and never freed if a
connection was refused for any reason. A possible hacker could exploit this flaw
to crash the xinetd server, rendering all services it controls unavaliable.

In addition, other flaws in xinetd could cause incorrect operation in
certain unusual server configurations.

All users of xinetd are advised to update to the packages listed in this
erratum, which contain an upgrade to xinetd-2.3.11 and are not vulnerable
to these issues.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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