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ntpd Incorrect Group Privileges Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for incorrect group privileges vulnerability in ntpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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 :

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2

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