Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 access control

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A vulnerability was found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Operating System). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

xinetd does not enforce the user and group configuration directives for TCPMUX services, which causes these services to be run as root and makes it easier for remote attackers to gain privileges by leveraging another vulnerability in a service.

The weakness was presented 10/09/2013 as Bug 1006100 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2013-4342 since 06/12/2013. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 01/08/2022). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70406 (Fedora 19 : xinetd-2.3.15-8.fc19 (2013-18243)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 167204 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for xinetd (SUSE-SU-2014:0871-1)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (87752) and Tenable (70406). See 60892 for similar entry.







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 70406
Nessus Name: Fedora 19 : xinetd-2.3.15-8.fc19 (2013-18243)
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OpenVAS ID: 866986
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for xinetd FEDORA-2013-18243
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Advisory: Bug 1006100
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CVE: CVE-2013-4342 (🔍)

X-Force: 87752
Vulnerability Center: 41856 - Xinetd Remote Privilege Escalation Due to Unenforced User and Group Configuration Directives, High
SecurityFocus: 62871

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/08/2022 02:57 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (68), 05/13/2017 09:43 AM (3), 01/08/2022 02:54 PM (3), 01/08/2022 02:57 PM (1)
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