Mandrake Linux Advisory: xinetd


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           xinetd
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:053
Date:                   August 26th, 2002
Affected versions:      8.2

Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered by Solar Designer in xinetd.  File
 descriptors for the signal pipe that were introduced in version 2.3.4
 are leaked into services started by xinetd, which can then be used to
 talk to xinetd, resulting in a crash of xinetd.



Updated Packages:

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 1ae58d1e98290a5ddee12d5befc1ca81  8.2/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.7-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 b8b28576800b4c42196dabd9c1fd27be  8.2/RPMS/xinetd-ipv6-2.3.7-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a043a1333f89640004fcf0c6e0bddc8e  8.2/SRPMS/xinetd-2.3.7-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
 c1d1fdc1a8de2a8c84dd7f9820affa48  ppc/8.2/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.7-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 30cfa04fa0b8f5792d0d5b3a3dfac8b6  ppc/8.2/RPMS/xinetd-ipv6-2.3.7-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 a043a1333f89640004fcf0c6e0bddc8e  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/xinetd-2.3.7-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):


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Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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