Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : ntp vulnerability (USN-867-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43087
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionRobin Park and Dmitri Vinokurov discovered a logic error in ntpd. A remote attacker could send a crafted NTP mode 7 packet with a spoofed IP address of an affected server and cause a denial of service via CPU and disk resource consumption.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.