Sun Microsystems, Inc. Information for VU#970472

Network Time Protocol ([x]ntpd) daemon contains buffer overflow in ntp_control:ctl_getitem() function

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

Please see Sun Security Bulletin #00211, also available for download at:

http://sunsolve.Sun.COM/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?type=0&doc=secbull%2F211&display=plain

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

None

Addendum

Download: sun-bulletin-00211.asc

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                    Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin

Bulletin Number:          #00211
Date:                     October 23, 2001
Cross-Ref:                CERT Vulnerability Note VU#970472
Title:                    xntpd
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1.  Bulletins Topics

    Sun announces the release of patches for Solaris(tm) 8, 7, and
    2.6 (SunOS(tm) 5.8, 5.7, and 5.6) which relate to a vulnerability
    in xntpd(1M), the Network Time Protocol daemon.

    Sun recommends that you install the patches listed in section 4
    on systems running SunOS 5.8, 5.7, and 5.6 which use xntpd.

2.  Who is Affected

    Vulnerable:                SunOS 5.8, 5.8_x86, 5.7, 5.7_x86, 5.6,
                               5.6_x86

    The xntpd(1M) daemon was not shipped by Sun for earlier releases
    than Solaris 2.6.

3.  Understanding the Vulnerability

    The xntpd is a daemon which sets and maintains a UNIX system
    time-of-day in agreement with Internet standard time servers.
    xntpd is a complete implementation of the Network Time Protocol
    (NTP) version 3 standard, as defined by RFC 1305.

    CERT Vulnerability Note VU#970472 is available from:

    http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/970472

4.  List of Patches

    The following patches are available in relation to the above issue.

    OS Version               Patch ID
    __________               _________
    SunOS 5.8                109667-04
    SunOS 5.8_x86            109668-04
    SunOS 5.7                109409-04
    SunOS 5.7_x86            109410-03
    SunOS 5.6                107298-03
    SunOS 5.6_x86            107299-03
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APPENDICES

A.  Patches listed in this bulletin are available to all Sun customers at:

    http://sunsolve.sun.com/securitypatch

B.  Checksums for the patches listed in this bulletin are available at:

    ftp://sunsolve.sun.com/pub/patches/CHECKSUMS

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