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ntpd Incorrect Group Privileges Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for incorrect group privileges vulnerability in ntpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote NTP server is affected by a privilege escalation issue.

Description :

According to its version number, the NTP (Network Time Protocol)
server installed on the remote host suffers from a flaw that may cause
it to run with the permissions of a privileged user if a group name
rather than a group id is specified on the commandline. As a result,
a possible hacker that manages to compromise the application through some
other means will gain elevated rights than what is expected.

See also :

https://ntp.isc.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=392

Solution :

Start ntpd with a group number or upgrade to NTP 4.2.1 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/A:N/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 14673

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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