Moderate CentOS xinetd Update

Metadata

high
7.6
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
CVE-2013-4342
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org, lists.centos.org
2013-10-07
2017-07-27 19:06
ALAS-2013-232
CVE-2013-4342 xinetd
CVE-2013-4342
2017-04-01 19:07
2017-01-05 20:11

Description


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
denial-of-access attacks.

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.
Please see https://www.redhat.com/footer/terms-of-use.html

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 xinetd xinetd-2.3.14-20.el5_10.i386.rpm
xinetd xinetd-2.3.14-20.el5_10.src.rpm
xinetd xinetd-2.3.14-20.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
6 xinetd xinetd-2.3.14-39.el6_4.i686.rpm
xinetd xinetd-2.3.14-39.el6_4.src.rpm
xinetd xinetd-2.3.14-39.el6_4.x86_64.rpm