Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in NTP, the worst of which could result in remote execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-misc/ntp on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 4.2.8|
|Unaffected versions||>= 4.2.8|
NTP is a protocol designed to synchronize the clocks of computers over a network. The net-misc/ntp package contains the official reference implementation by the NTP Project.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in NTP. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, and obtain sensitive information that could assist in other attacks.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All NTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/ntp-4.2.8"
December 24, 2014
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