Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
8.0 i586 , SNF7.2 i586 , 7.2 i586

Problem description

A bug exists in xinetd as shipped with Mandrake Linux 8.0 dealing with TCP connections with the WAIT state that prevents linuxconf-web from working properly. As well, xinetd contains a security flaw in which it defaults to a umask of 0. This means that applications using the xinetd umask that do not set permissions themselves (like SWAT, a web configuration tool for Samba), will create world writable files. This update sets the default umask to 022. Update: This update forces the TMPDIR to /tmp instead of obtaining it from the root user by default, which uses /root/tmp. As well, this version of xinetd also fixed a possible buffer overflow in the logging code that was reported by zen-parse on bugtraq, but was not mentioned in the previous advisory.

Updated packages

8.0 i586

 d9e1bdc5a29712a75608c4753f6d6490  8.0/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
9f95def40b777f13fc8339bf321b9547  8.0/RPMS/xinetd-ipv6-2.3.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
5820ae84905e550320601fe422a9a1b4  8.0/SRPMS/xinetd-2.3.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

SNF7.2 i586

 681f8a35afdaea2781d4fc32d93993ab  snf7.2/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.0-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
1b3650c4d3bf4f110a795639fbf4000b  snf7.2/SRPMS/xinetd-2.3.0-1.2mdk.src.rpm

7.2 i586

 681f8a35afdaea2781d4fc32d93993ab  7.2/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.0-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
1b3650c4d3bf4f110a795639fbf4000b  7.2/SRPMS/xinetd-2.3.0-1.2mdk.src.rpm