NTP Security Update for Gentoo Linux
Posted on: 03/19/2019 07:24 AM

An NTP security update is available for Gentoo Linux

NTP Security Update for Gentoo Linux


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201903-15
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: NTP: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 19, 2019
Bugs: #658576, #679742
ID: 201903-15

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in NTP, the worst of which
could result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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NTP contains software for the Network Time Protocol.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/ntp < 4.2.8_p13 >= 4.2.8_p13

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

Impact
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An attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition, escalate
privileges, or remotely execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All NTP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/ntp-4.2.8_p13"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-12327
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-12327
[ 2 ] CVE-2019-8936
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-8936

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201903-15

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5





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