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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Apple discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the ntpq program.

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2009-55  
      Date: 2009-04-12
  Severity: 2
      Type: Remote


Apple discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the ntpq program.


When the ntpq program is used to request peer information from a remote
time server, a maliciously crafted response may lead to  an  unexpected
application termination or arbitrary code execution.

The buffer overflow is limited to two bytes, so a code execution impact
is unlikely, but this is dependent on the stack layout generated by cc.

Affected packages:

  Pardus 2008:
    ntp-client, all before 4.2.4_p6-10-4
    ntp-server, all before 4.2.4_p6-10-4


There are update(s) for ntp-client, ntp-server. You can update them via
Package Manager or with a single command from console:

    pisi up ntp-client ntp-server


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