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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0393

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0393.

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time
with a reference time source.

The NTP daemon (ntpd), 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 ntpd to run with different privileges than intended.

The following issues have also been addressed in this update:
- - The init script had several problems
- - The script executed on upgrade could fail
- - The man page for ntpd indicated the wrong option for specifying a chroot
- - The ntp daemon could crash with the message Exiting: No more memory!
- - There is a new option for syncing the hardware clock after a successful
run of ntpdate

Users of ntp should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

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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