Network Time Protocol Daemon (ntpd) readvar Variable Overflow RCE

This script is Copyright (C) 2001-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote NTP server is affected by a remote code execution

Description :

The remote NTP server is affected by a buffer overflow condition due
to improper bounds checking on the 'readvar' argument. An
unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially
crafted request that uses an overly long argument, to execute
arbitrary code with root privileges.

Solution :

Disable this service if you do not use it, or check with the vendor
for an upgrade to a fixed version.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 10647 ()

Bugtraq ID: 2540

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0414

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