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CentOS: Security Advisory for ntp (CESA-2020:2663)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'ntp' package(s) announced via the CESA-2020:2663 advisory.

Insight

Insight

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with another referenced time source. These packages include the ntpd service which continuously adjusts system time and utilities used to query and configure the ntpd service. Security Fix(es): * ntp: ntpd using highly predictable transmit timestamps could result in time change or DoS (CVE-2020-13817) * ntp: DoS on client ntpd using server mode packet (CVE-2020-11868) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'ntp' package(s) on CentOS 7.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated package(s).

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)