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Title:NTP <= 4.2.0 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Summary:NTP is prone to a privilege escalation vulnerability.
NTP is prone to a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
The xntpd ntp (ntpd) daemon, 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 xntpd to run with different privileges than intended.

See the referenced vendor advisory.

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CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2496
BugTraq ID: 14673
Debian Security Information: DSA-801 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: ntp-incorrect-group-permissions(22035)
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