Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ntp (MDVSA-2009:309)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42995
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in ntp :
Requesting peer information from a malicious remote time server may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution (CVE-2009-0159).
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).
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
SolutionUpdate the affected ntp, ntp-client and / or ntp-doc packages.