ntpd -- remote root exploit

ID DSA-045
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2001-04-09T00:00:00


Przemyslaw Frasunek <venglin@FREEBSD.LUBLIN.PL> reported that ntp daemons such as that released with Debian GNU/Linux are vulnerable to a buffer overflow that can lead to a remote root exploit. A previous advisory (DSA-045-1) partially addressed this issue, but introduced a potential denial of service attack. This has been corrected for Debian 2.2 (potato) in ntp version 4.0.99g-2potato2.