Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ntp (MDVSA-2009:117)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38844
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in ntp :
A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the ntpd daemon's NTPv4 authentication code. If ntpd was configured to use public key cryptography for NTP packet authentication, a remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted request packet that could crash ntpd (CVE-2009-1252).
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
SolutionUpdate the affected ntp, ntp-client and / or ntp-doc packages.