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[CLA-2001:404] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - xinetd
From: secure () conectiva com br
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 18:08:02 -0300

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : xinetd
SUMMARY   : Two security fixes for xinetd
DATE      : 2001-06-19 18:07:00
ID        : CLA-2001:404
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 6.0

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DESCRIPTION
 "xinetd" is an alternative to the inetd superserver.
 zen-parse reported on Bugtraq a remote buffer overflow vulnerability
 in xinetd that could be used by a remote attacker to execute
 arbitrary commands on the server with root privileges.
 Another vulnerability that has been corrected with this release is
 the umask setting, which previous versions were configuring to zero.
 With the umask set to zero, applications started by xinetd could
 inadvertently create world writable files if they did not check this
 setting before.
 The xinetd package is not used by default in Conectiva Linux 6.0,
 therefore only users who explicitly changed the configuration of
 their services in order to use xinetd will be vulnerable.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all xinetd users upgrade their packages. This
 update will restart the service if it is already running.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2826 (umask)
 2. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2840 (buffer overflow)


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/xinetd-2.1.8.9pre15-2U60_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/xinetd-devel-2.1.8.9pre15-2U60_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/xinetd-2.1.8.9pre15-2U60_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/xinetd-devel-static-2.1.8.9pre15-2U60_2cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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