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October 15, 2002

Vulnerability in Jaguar’s xinetd

Jaguar ships with xinetd 2.3.5. Apparently, there’s a DoS vulnerability in xinetd 2.3.4-2.3.7. It doesn’t sound that serious, and Apple will eventually include an update in one of their Security Updates.

But if you are running xinetd and are concerned, you can, in the meantime, download and install the latest version, xinetd-2.3.9. To install,

./configure --with-libwrap
make

(then, as root)

make install
mv /usr/sbin/xinetd  /usr/sbin/xinetd.apple
mv /usr/local/sbin/xinetd  /usr/sbin/xinetd
kill `cat /var/run/xinetd.pid`
/usr/sbin/xinetd
Posted by distler at October 15, 2002 11:01 PM

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