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Immunix OS Security Advisory: xinetd

Aug 30, 2001, 10:31 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 18:31:09 -0700
From: Immunix Security Team 
Subject: ImmunixOS 7.0 update for xinetd

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        Immunix OS Security Advisory

Packages updated:       xinetd
Affected products:      Immunix OS 7.0
Bugs fixed:             immunix/1698
Date:                   Wed Aug 29 2001
Advisory ID:            IMNX-2001-70-033-01
Author:                 Seth Arnold sarnold@wirex.com
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  Solar Designer has audited the xinetd 2.3.0 source code for many
  different possible vulnerabilities; the 2.3.1 release represents his
  patches being merged into the standard xinetd source. His audit
  was fairly thorough and found too many problems to report them
  all here. 2.3.2 fixes a heap overrun, with the fix due to Trond
  Eivind Glomsr=F8d. Steve Grubb contributed many other fixes, though
  none appear to be directly security-related.

  Suffice it to say that it is only a matter of time before the
  problems fixed here are turned into exploits; we recommend all
  users running xinetd upgrade soon.

Package names and locations:
  Precompiled binary packages for Immunix 7.0 are available at:

  Source package for Immunix 7.0 is available at:

Immunix OS 7.0 md5sums:
  654c1aa4337fbb5752e80d173b186266  RPMS/xinetd-2.3.3-1_imnx.i386.rpm
  2e992bf61ab5439f18e3740a502dc050  SRPMS/xinetd-2.3.3-1_imnx.src.rpm

GPG verification:                                                          

  Our public key is available at http://wirex.com/security/GPG_KEY.      

  *** NOTE *** This key is different from the one used in advisories  

  IMNX-2001-70-020-01 and earlier.

Online version of all Immunix 6.2 updates and advisories:

Online version of all Immunix 7.0-beta updates and advisories:

Online version of all Immunix 7.0 updates and advisories:

  Ibiblio is graciously mirroring our updates, so if the links above are
  slow, please try:
  or one of the many mirrors available at:

  ImmunixOS 6.2 is no longer officially supported.

Contact information:
  To report vulnerabilities, please contact security@wirex.com. WireX
  attempts to conform to the RFP vulnerability disclosure protocol