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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51002
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2003:161
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2003:161.

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. An attacker 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:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-161.html

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
5.0

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0211
Bugtraq: 20030418 Xinetd 2.3.10 Memory Leaks (Google Search)
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=105068673220605&w=2
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:782
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000782
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:056
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A657
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-160.html
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