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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.146237
Category:General
Title:NTP <= 4.2.0 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Summary:NTP is prone to a privilege escalation vulnerability.
Description:Summary:
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.

Solution:
See the referenced vendor advisory.

CVSS Score:
4.6

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2496
BugTraq ID: 14673
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14673
Debian Security Information: DSA-801 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-801
http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?id=55155
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:156
http://www.osvdb.org/19055
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9669
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0393.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016679
http://secunia.com/advisories/16602
http://secunia.com/advisories/21464
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/1561
XForce ISS Database: ntp-incorrect-group-permissions(22035)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/22035
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