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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   ntp Vendors:   ntp.org
ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022033
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022033
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0159   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 25 2009
Original Entry Date:  Apr 13 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:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.2.4p7-RC2).
Vendor URL:  ntp.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 18 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
May 18 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jul 1 2009 (NetBSD Issues Fix) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
NetBSD has issued a fix for NetBSD 4.0, 4.0.1, and 5.0.
Jul 22 2009 (HP Issues Fix) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
HP has released a fix for HP-UX 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31.
Dec 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Sep 22 2011 (HP Issues Fix for OpenVMS) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
HP has issued a fix for OpenVMS 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7.
Dec 16 2011 (Oracle Issues Fix for Sun SPARC) ntp Buffer Overflow in ntpq cookedprint() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Sun SPARC Server.



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