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Home » Hacking News » Xinetd memory leak denial of service vulnerability

Xinetd memory leak denial of service vulnerability

by Mario Miri on April 25th, 2003 When Xinetd is configured to reject bad connections, a denial of service attacks are possible due to memory leakage.


Vulnerable:
Xinetd 2.3
Xinetd 2.3.1
Xinetd 2.3.2
Xinetd 2.3.3
Xinetd 2.3.4
Xinetd 2.3.5
Xinetd 2.3.6
Xinetd 2.3.7
Xinetd 2.3.8
Xinetd 2.3.9
Xinetd 2.3.10


Solution:
This issue has been addressed in 2.3.11 version of the software.
http://www.xinetd.org/xinetd-2.3.11.tar.gz


Discovered by:
Steve Grubb, [email protected]


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