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Security Advisory Updated xinetd package available for Red Hat Linux 7 and 7.1

Advisory: RHSA-2001:109-05
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2001-08-31
Last updated on: 2001-09-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 7.1
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2001-1389

Details

A security audit has been done by Solar Designer on xinetd, and the
results are now being made available as a preemptive measure.

A security audit has been done by Solar Designer on xinetd, and the
results are now being made available as a preemptive measure. Also,
memsetting too much memory to 0 would eventually lead to segfaults when
executing services. This internal bug was fixed.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.0

SRPMS:
xinetd-2.3.3-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:196
    MD5: d54431b9697f815a922000b3443daddb
 
Alpha:
xinetd-2.3.3-1.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:196
    MD5: 9169468c859c57b55c1ae26a6b0636a2
 
IA-32:
xinetd-2.3.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:196
    MD5: 548a0c82a06b69d1c24ed6f23dfd14f3
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
xinetd-2.3.3-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:196
    MD5: d54431b9697f815a922000b3443daddb
 
Alpha:
xinetd-2.3.3-1.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:196
    MD5: 9169468c859c57b55c1ae26a6b0636a2
 
IA-32:
xinetd-2.3.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:160
    MD5: 548a0c82a06b69d1c24ed6f23dfd14f3
 
IA-64:
xinetd-2.3.3-1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:196
    MD5: 2d16d9091b646fc68e28313493cab0bb
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

48367 - telnet service fails after a couple of hours with xinetd-2.3.0
51737 - xinetd does not register all rpc versions with the portmapper


References


Keywords

audit, memset, segfault, xinetd


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