SUSE-RU-2017:2693-1: Recommended update for xinetd

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   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for xinetd

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2017:2693-1
Rating:             low
References:         #1034687 #1054532 #870904 #943484 #947475 
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):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):



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