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Security update for xntp


(Last modified: 27JAN2005)

solutions Security update for xntp SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (03ecf22d2d29c41d0d3b362c7fed8b2e)

Applies to

Package: xntp
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9813
Release: 20050127
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using xntp should update.



Problem description

This update of ntpd fixes a bug in the IPv6 address handling code. The NTP
daemon crashs when connecting to NTP servers using IPv6. It is not known if
this bug is exploitable remotely.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xntp.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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