RHBA-2005:208 - Bug Fix Advisory
xinetd bug fix update
Bug Fix Advisory
An updated xinetd package that fixes two errors is now avaliable.
Xinetd is a secure replacement for inetd, the Internet services
daemon. Each service has its own specific configuration file for Xinetd;
the files are located in the /etc/xinetd.d directory.
Under some circumstances, the logging subsystem in xinetd could have
taken one of the standard file descriptors (stdin, stdout, or stderr).
This could prevent xinetd from correctly passing the socket descriptor
from the remote client to the server it starts. The updated package
contains a patch that prevents the logging subsystem from using one of
the standard descriptors.
On machines with unsigned characters (like s390) an error would cause
xined to hang when using a service configured with "wait = yes". The
updated package contains a fix that corrects this behavior.
Users of xinetd should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
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