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RedHat 6.2 inetd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Stalls the remote inetd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host has a bug in its 'inetd' server. 'inetd' is the
'internet super-server' and is in charge of managing multiple sub-servers
(like telnet, ftp, chargen, and more).

There is a bug in the inetd server that comes with RedHat 6.2, which permits
a possible hacker to prevent it from working completely by forcing it to consume
system resources.

Solution : Upgrade to inetd-0.16-7
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 2395

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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