Recommended update for xinetd

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for xinetd
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2017:2693-1
Rating: low
References: #1034687 #1054532 #870904 #943484 #947475 #972691
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

  • An update that has 6 recommended fixes can now be installed.


    This update for xinetd provides the following fixes:

    - Specifying multiple log targets in the configuration caused a crash in
    xinetd, so make sure this is not allowed and in case of misconfiguration
    handle it correctly. (bsc#1054532)
    - Fix a race condition that was causing xinetd not to be running after
    receiving a SIGHUP and a call to bind() failing with error EADDRINUSE.
    The fix exposes a sysconfig variable named XINETD_BIND_DELAY that can be
    used to delay calls to bind(). (bsc#972691)
    - Increase the maximum amount of file descriptors that can be used
    simultaneously by using poll() instead of select() for socket handling.
    - Fix an error that was causing a failure in xinetd when trying to
    fallback from IPv6 to IPv4. (bsc#947475)
    - Update the documentation about the maximum allowed size of server
    parameters. (bsc#943484)
    - Fix a problem that was causing an error message to be displayed in the
    logs when reloading the service via SIGHUP even when no errors happened.

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch slessp4-xinetd-13306=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-xinetd-13306=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • xinetd-2.3.14-
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • xinetd-debuginfo-2.3.14-
      • xinetd-debugsource-2.3.14-