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Package name xinetd
Date June 11th, 2001
Advisory ID MDKSA-2001:055
Affected versions 7.2, 8.0
Synopsis Updated xinetd packages fix improper umask

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.

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 dcfddcde15315b6798d4303096eb41b6  7.2/RPMS/xinetd-
06f6fe56ea492d021538863f08c297ce  7.2/SRPMS/xinetd-

Mandrakelinux 8.0

 b5e1f34214417502ca891bd3993a50c5  8.0/RPMS/xinetd-
683f1ce09c630432cf5cd876ef9f0f65  8.0/RPMS/xinetd-ipv6-
e6902c3dd3b9c321f41d2bf95d260972  8.0/SRPMS/xinetd-


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