MDKSA-2005:156 : ntp

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20424


The remote Mandrake host is missing one or more security-related patches.


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.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected package(s).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20424

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2012/09/07

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: cpe:/o:mandriva:linux

Required KB Items: Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2496