December 3, 2009

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009:309: ntp

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in ntp:

Requesting peer information from a malicious remote time server
may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code
execution (CVE-2009-0159).

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the ntpd daemon's NTPv4
authentication code. If ntpd was configured to use public key
cryptography for NTP packet authentication, a remote attacker could
use this flaw to send a specially-crafted request packet that could
crash ntpd (CVE-2009-1252).

Packages for 2008.0 are being provided due to extended support for
Corporate products.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


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