Slackware Information for VU#970472
Network Time Protocol ([x]ntpd) daemon contains buffer overflow in ntp_control:ctl_getitem() function
No direct statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.
The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.
Slackware has issued the following advisory regarding this problem:
The version of xntp3 that shipped with Slackware 7.1 as well as the
version that was in Slackware -current contains a buffer overflow bug that
could lead to a root compromise. Slackware 7.1 and Slackware -current
users are urged to upgrade to the new packages available for their
The updated package available for Slackware 7.1 is a patched version of
xntp3. The -current tree has been upgraded to ntp4, which also fixes the
problem. If you want to continue using xntp3 on -current, you can use the
updated package from the Slackware 7.1 tree and it will work.
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