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Security update for xinetd

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(Last modified: 18NOV2003)


solutions Security update for xinetd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4396793c5e062cd8e3f591318a4bbe36)

Applies to

Package: xinetd
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8

Release: 20031118
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using xinetd should update.

Problem description

This update fixes several security related bugs in xinetd. These bugs are:
  • file descriptor leaks
  • wrong bounds checks
  • memory leaks
These bugs may be used to compromise a system.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xinetd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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