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RHSA-2006-0393: ntp Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ntp packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated ntp packages that fix several bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time
with a reference time source.

The NTP daemon (ntpd), when run with the -u option and using a string to
specify the group, uses the group ID of the user instead of the group,
which causes ntpd to run with different rights than intended.

The following issues have also been addressed in this update:
- The init script had several problems
- The script executed on upgrade could fail
- The man page for ntpd indicated the wrong option for specifying a chroot
- The ntp daemon could crash with the message "Exiting: No more memory!"
- There is a new option for syncing the hardware clock after a successful
run of ntpdate

Users of ntp should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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