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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201001-01
(NTP: Denial of Service)
Robin Park and Dmitri Vinokurov discovered that ntp_request.c in ntpd
does not handle MODE_PRIVATE packets correctly, causing a continuous
exchange of MODE_PRIVATE error responses between two NTP daemons or
causing high CPU load on a single host.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker could send a specially crafted
MODE_PRIVATE packet, allowing for a Denial of Service condition (CPU
and bandwidth consumption).
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All NTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/ntp-4.2.4_p7-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true