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Category:Fedora Local Security Checks
Title:Fedora Core 3 FEDORA-2005-812 (ntp)

The remote host is missing an update to ntp
announced via advisory FEDORA-2005-812.

When starting xntpd with the -u option and specifying the
group by using a string not a numeric gid the daemon uses
the gid of the user not the group. This problem is now fixed
by this update.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned
the name CVE-2005-2496 to this issue.
* Fri Aug 26 2005 Jindrich Novy 4.2.0.a.20040617-5.FC3
- release update to fix CVE-2005-2496 (#147743)

* Thu Apr 14 2005 Jiri Ryska - 4.2.0.a.20040617-4.FC3
- fixed gid setting when ntpd started with -u flag

Solution: Apply the appropriate updates.

This update can be downloaded from:

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent
you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

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