This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
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. (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. (CVE-2009-0159)
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