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NTP Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host has NTP installed and is prone to stack buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to a boundary error within the cookedprint() function in ntpq/ntpq.c while processing malicious response from a specially crafted remote time server.

Affected Software

Affected Software

NTP versions prior to 4.2.4p7-RC2 on Linux.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to NTP version 4.2.4p7-RC2.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)