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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   ntp Vendors:   ntp.org
(NetBSD Issues Fix) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022487
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022487
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0159   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 1 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.2.4p6 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ntpq. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Apple reported this vulnerability.

On June 25, 2009, Sun reported that Solaris is not affected by this vulnerability [http://blogs.sun.com/security/entry/solaris_not_impacted_by_cve].

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   NetBSD has issued a fix.

The NetBSD advisory is available at:

http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2009-006.txt.asc

Vendor URL:  ntp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (NetBSD)
Underlying OS Comments:  4.0, 4.0.1, 5.0

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Apr 13 2009 ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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