NTP: Multiple vulnerablities — GLSA 201509-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in NTP, the worst of which could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Affected Packages

net-misc/ntp on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.2.8_p3
Unaffected versions >= 4.2.8_p3

Background

NTP contains software for the Network Time Protocol.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in NTP. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All NTP users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/ntp-4.2.8_p3"
 

References

Release Date
September 24, 2015

Latest Revision
September 24, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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