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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
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 or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the 'ntp' user. (CVE-2009-1252)
Note: NTP authentication is not enabled by default.
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the ntpq diagnostic command. A
malicious, remote server could send a specially crafted reply to an
ntpq request that could crash ntpq or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the ntpq command.
After installing the update, the ntpd daemon will be restarted
See also :
Update the affected ntp package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8