Fedora 10 : ntp-4.2.4p6-1.fc10 (2009-0544)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36222
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update fixes CVE-2009-0021: NTP 4.2.4 before 4.2.4p5 and 4.2.5 before 4.2.5p150 does not properly check the return value from the OpenSSL EVP_VerifyFinal function, which allows remote attackers to bypass validation of the certificate chain via a malformed SSL/TLS signature for DSA and ECDSA keys, a similar vulnerability to CVE-2008-5077.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ntp package.