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Bulletin Number: #00211
Date: October 23, 2001
Cross-Ref: CERT Vulnerability Note VU#970472
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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,
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:
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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