CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2005-08-23
CWE: CWE-266->CWE-863
Bugzilla: 1006100: CVE-2013-4342 xinetd: ignores user and group directives for tcpmux services


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

xinetd does not enforce the user and group configuration directives for TCPMUX services, which causes these services to be run as root and makes it easier for remote attackers to gain privileges by leveraging another vulnerability in a service.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4342 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (xinetd) RHSA-2013:1409 October 07, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (xinetd) RHSA-2013:1409 October 07, 2013

External References


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

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