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The xinetd service must be uninstalled if no network services utilizing it are enabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-217982 RHEL-06-000204 SV-217982r505923_rule Low
Removing the "xinetd" package decreases the risk of the xinetd service's accidental (or intentional) activation.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-09-03


Check Text ( C-19463r376961_chk )
If network services are using the xinetd service, this is not applicable.

Run the following command to determine if the "xinetd" package is installed:

# rpm -q xinetd

If the package is installed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-19461r376962_fix)
The "xinetd" package can be uninstalled with the following command:

# yum erase xinetd