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Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian Security Advisory DSA 801-1 (ntp)
The remote host is missing an update to ntp
announced via advisory DSA 801-1.

SuSE developers discovered that ntp confuses the given group id with
the group id of the given user when called with a group id on the
commandline that is specified as a string and not as a numeric gid,
which causes ntpd to run with different privileges than intended.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 4.2.0a+stable-2sarge1.

The unstable distribution (sid) is not affected by this problem.

We recommend that you upgrade your ntp-server package.


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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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