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Debian Przemyslaw Frasunek reported that ntp daemons such as that released with Debian GNU/Linux are vulnerable to a buffer overflow that can lead to a remote root exploit.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-045-1                                             Michael Stone
April 5, 2001

Package: ntp
Vulnerability: remote root exploit
Debian-specific: no

Przemyslaw Frasunek <venglin@FREEBSD.LUBLIN.PL> reported that ntp
daemons such as that released with Debian GNU/Linux are vulnerable to a
buffer overflow that can lead to a remote root exploit. This has been
corrected for Debian 2.2 (potato) in ntp version 4.0.99g-2potato1.

We recommend you upgrade your ntp package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: f278c5e4a9026241939509a88cab3ea3
      MD5 checksum: 3a9204ca9f9875e4b1a479a48152bf6e
      MD5 checksum: 6f3132fb4f6a3ee411554d09270f562a

  Architecture-independent files:
      MD5 checksum: 01c31ea28c198cc81535aa448e89c7d1
      MD5 checksum: 69290af3b3f49c3e7b9c3f0838cbd553

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 1a5ad39a4bb5a5ccd597fe845bc54b77
      MD5 checksum: 3d203ddef513c34d252e690dcd25bfeb

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 6d1b3fb29c146cbcc99067ee078fac50
      MD5 checksum: ffdc0d76e2fffff4db7405d4537a7c8d

  Intel ia32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 827e2818b110c776aee4b5bd10c09b86
      MD5 checksum: bde1143db853fe4a8a9f59ff1eff9af4

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 001533f2c4742752d45d6dd081b24f73
      MD5 checksum: 46339f3ff8988c5e1d0dd6f9bf7e4998

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: d61af62cc898ce021923bb77c465dde6
      MD5 checksum: 2e0e0692631e5a863c7ff0b8ccb4cdd0

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: aa724f09d203b64560949c4f26f92c22
      MD5 checksum: 9736c23f90abb86a6d7ad39f18e7bcc7

  These files will be moved into*/binary-$arch/ soon.

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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