AIX 6.1 TL 9 : ntp (IV73783)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85603
SynopsisThe remote AIX host is missing a security patch.
DescriptionNetwork Time Protocol (NTP) Project NTP daemon (ntpd) is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error when using symmetric key authentication. By sending specially-crafted packets to both peering hosts, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to prevent synchronization.
SolutionInstall the appropriate interim fix.