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RHSA-2003-161: xinetd Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the xinetd packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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 : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-161.html
Threat Level: High
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