Fedora Core 3 : ntp-4.2.0.a.20040617-5.FC3 (2005-812)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19720


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


When starting xntpd with the -u option and specifying the group by using a string not a numeric gid the daemon uses the gid of the user not the group. This problem is now fixed by this update.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2496 to this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ntp and / or ntp-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19720

File Name: fedora_2005-812.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/09/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ntp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ntp-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2496

FEDORA: 2005-812