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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-0862

Original release date: 06/04/2012
Last revised: 10/10/2013


builtins.c in Xinetd before 2.3.15 does not check the service type when the tcpmux-server service is enabled, which exposes all enabled services and allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a request to tcpmux port 1.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: BID
Name: 53720
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 81774
External Source: XF
Name: xinetd-tcpmux-weak-security(75965)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120509 CVE-2012-0862 assignment notification: xinetd enables unintentional services over tcpmux port
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-8061
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1302
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-8041
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.xinetd.org/#changes
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1027050
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2012:155
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=790940
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=583311
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120510 Re: CVE-2012-0862 assignment notification: xinetd enables unintentional services over tcpmux port

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