openSUSE Security Update : ntp (openSUSE-SU-2014:1670-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The network timeservice ntp was updated to fix critical security
issues (bnc#910764, CERT VU#852879)

- A potential remote code execution problem was found
inside ntpd. The functions crypto_recv() (when using
autokey authentication), ctl_putdata(), and configure()
where updated to avoid buffer overflows that could be
exploited. (CVE-2014-9295)

- Furthermore a problem inside the ntpd error handling was
found that is missing a return statement. This could
also lead to a potentially attack vector.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected ntp packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80151 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9295

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