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CVE-2012-0862

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-05-09
Bugzilla: 790940: CVE-2012-0862 xinetd: enables unintentional services over tcpmux port

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

builtins.c in Xinetd before 2.3.15 does not check the service type when the tcpmux-server service is enabled, which exposes all enabled services and allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a request to tcpmux port 1.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0862 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (xinetd) RHSA-2013:1302 September 30, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (xinetd) RHSA-2013:0499 February 20, 2013

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Thomas Swan of FedEx for reporting this issue.

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