August 29, 2001

Conectiva: 'xinetd' updates

Author: JT Smith

LinuxSecurity.com: ""xinetd" is an alternative to the inetd superserver, used to start
services on demand.
Solar Designer did a security audit in this package and produced a
patch that was accepted by the author and incorporated in version
2.3.1 and later. This patch fixes many security and reliability
issues with xinetd.
Another issue is that the version shipped with Conectiva Linux 7.0
has IPv6 enabled, causing it to not work with IPv4-only systems. This
update disables IPv6 support."

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