Moderate CentOS xinetd Update
|xinetd-2.3.14-20.el5_10.i386.rpm, xinetd-2.3.14-20.el5_10.src.rpm, xinetd-2.3.14-20.el5_10.x86_64.rpm, xinetd-2.3.14-39.el6_4.i686.rpm, xinetd-2.3.14-39.el6_4.src.rpm, xinetd-2.3.14-39.el6_4.x86_64.rpm|
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An updated xinetd package that fixes one security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.
The xinetd package provides a secure replacement for inetd, the Internet
services daemon. xinetd provides access control for all services based on
the address of the remote host and/or on time of access, and can prevent
It was found that xinetd ignored the user and group configuration
directives for services running under the tcpmux-server service. This flaw
could cause the associated services to run as root. If there was a flaw in
such a service, a remote attacker could use it to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2013-4342)
Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Swan of FedEx for reporting this issue.
All xinetd users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
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