GLSA-200904-05 : ntp: Certificate validation error

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-05
(ntp: Certificate validation error)

It has been reported that ntp incorrectly checks the return value of
the EVP_VerifyFinal(), a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5077 (GLSA

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to spoof arbitrary
names to conduct Man-In-The-Middle attacks and intercept sensitive

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All ntp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/ntp-4.2.4_p6'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36093 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33150

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5077