Fedora 12: ntp Security Update

    Date11 Dec 2009
    CategoryFedora
    76
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    This update fixes possible DoS with mode 7 packets. (CVE-2009-3563)
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    Fedora Update Notification
    FEDORA-2009-13046
    2009-12-11 16:36:45
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    Name        : ntp
    Product     : Fedora 12
    Version     : 4.2.4p8
    Release     : 1.fc12
    URL         : http://www.ntp.org
    Summary     : The NTP daemon and utilities
    Description :
    The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's
    time with another reference time source. This package includes ntpd
    (a daemon which continuously adjusts system time) and utilities used
    to query and configure the ntpd daemon.
    
    Perl scripts ntp-wait and ntptrace are in the ntp-perl package and
    the ntpdate program is in the ntpdate package. The documentation is
    in the ntp-doc package.
    
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    Update Information:
    
    This update fixes possible DoS with mode 7 packets. (CVE-2009-3563)
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    ChangeLog:
    
    * Wed Dec  9 2009 Miroslav Lichvar  4.2.4p8-1
    - update to 4.2.4p8 (#545557, CVE-2009-3563)
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    References:
    
      [ 1 ] Bug #531213 - CVE-2009-3563 ntpd: DoS with mode 7 packets (VU#568372)
            https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=531213
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    This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
    su -c 'yum update ntp' at the command line.
    For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
    available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
    
    All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
    GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
    http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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