CentOS 6 : ntp (CESA-2018:3854)
High Nessus Plugin ID 119791
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for ntp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link (s) in the References section.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with another referenced time source. These packages include the ntpd service which continuously adjusts system time and utilities used to query and configure the ntpd service.
Security Fix(es) :
* ntp: Stack-based buffer overflow in ntpq and ntpdc allows denial of service or code execution (CVE-2018-12327)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
SolutionUpdate the affected ntp packages.