Scientific Linux Security Update : ntp on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

It was discovered that ntpd as a client did not correctly check the
originate timestamp in received packets. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to send a crafted packet to an ntpd client that would
effectively disable synchronization with the server, or push arbitrary
offset/delay measurements to modify the time on the client.
(CVE-2015-8138)

After installing the update, the ntpd daemon will restart
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?953d1cf9

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88175 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8138

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