FreeBSD : ntp -- denial of service vulnerability (4eae4f46-b5ce-11e5-8a2b-d050996490d0)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Network Time Foundation reports :

NTF's NTP Project has been notified of the following 1 medium-severity
vulnerability that is fixed in ntp-4.2.8p5, released on Thursday, 7
January 2016 :

NtpBug2956: Small-step/Big-step CVE-2015-5300

See also :

https://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe/NTPattack.html
http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Main/NtpBug2956
http://www.nessus.org/u?a0081416
http://www.nessus.org/u?ab46bf7d

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87790 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5300

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