USN-777-1: Ntp vulnerabilities

19 May 2009

Ntp vulnerabilities




A stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in ntpq. If a user were
tricked into connecting to a malicious ntp server, a remote attacker could
cause a denial of service in ntpq, or possibly execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0159)

Chris Ries discovered a stack-based overflow in ntp. If ntp was configured
to use autokey, a remote attacker could send a crafted packet to cause a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-1252)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.