Xinetd Open File Descriptor Denial Of Service Vulnerability

xinetd is vulnerable to a denial of service condition due to inadvertent file descriptor inheritance.

The vulnerability is the result of file descriptors for the signal pipe being inherited by child processes launched by xinetd. This may result in a malicious attacker access to pipes associated with xinetd thus having the ability to communicate with xinetd.


 

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