Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
A stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in ntpq. If a user were
tricked into connecting to a malicious ntp server, a remote attacker
could cause a denial of service in ntpq, or possibly execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
Chris Ries discovered a stack-based overflow in ntp. If ntp was
configured to use autokey, a remote attacker could send a crafted
packet to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false