Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : ntp vulnerability (USN-705-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37876
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that NTP did not properly perform signature verification. A remote attacker could exploit this to bypass certificate validation via a malformed SSL/TLS signature.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.